A group of Syrian women met on 24 February to discuss community initiatives that they are planning. They have already started a project to collect clothes for Syria, and another one to help new Syrians integrate into their new communities. This group is now working on building a database of Syrians in Manchester and scoping out the needs of this group.
Our monthly seminar for February 2016 was titled 'How to Make our Voices Heard' and was delivered by our Advocacy Coordinator Yasmine Nahlawi. Yasmine went through a number of cases which illustrated how collective and effective action works in reality, highlighting that advocacy and lobbying needs to be planned, organised, and persistent.