Advocacy

In furtherance of its charitable objectives, RR strives to raise awareness on issues related to refugees and immigrants within the British landscape through work on policy and media. Because of our daily work with Syrian refugees, we serve as a critical source of information on the Syrian conflict for journalists and through our professional relationships with these journalists we work on the framework by which refugee crises, particularly in Syria, are discussed. RR also organises seminars and hosts academic conferences that draw in leading academics and community organisers for discussion and insight on often overlooked aspects of the Syrian conflict and other conflicts in the region.
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Orient News TV Interview on Refugee Family Reunion Bill

Orient News TV did an interview in Arabic on the 18th of March with our Community Support volunteer Ahmad Nayef on the updates of the Refugee Family Reunion Bill. Ahmad explained that the bill will now pass on to committee stage which is likely to take about 6 months. Then he gave some information about the new changes to the law proposed by this bill.

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Meeting with Sara Khan, Lead Commissioner for Commission for Countering Extremism

Rethink Rebuild Society welcomed a visit by a delegation from the Commission for Countering Extremism headed by its Lead Commissioner Sara Khan on the 19th of March. We had a fruitful meeting in which we explained our work with the Syrian community and our efforts for the integration of Syrians settling in the UK and for the protection of civilians in Syria.

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Power Up Event: Pushing back against the ‘Hostile Environment'

Rethink Rebuild Society participated in the "Power Up: Pushing back against the ‘Hostile Environment" event in Manchester on the 19th of March. The event held lectures and workshops on resisting detention, deportation and immigration enforcement, securing employment support, and resisting the hostile environment in healthcare.

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