Advocacy

RR strives to clarify the complexities of the Syrian conflict to the wider British public and to promote Syrian issues within the British landscape. We have worked with policy makers on both local and national scales to address pertinent issues facing British Syrians, such as airport stops, police visits to homes, closure of Syrians' bank accounts and delayed processing times for asylum applications. RR also cultivates personal relationships with media professionals to influence the framework by which Syria is discussed. We serve as a critical source of information on the Syrian conflict for journalists. One of RR's objectives is to clarify the situation in Syria to the wider UK audience. We do that through organising educational seminars and academic conferences in addition to organising demonstrations and public vigils.
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'Silenced Voices' Exhibition in Manchester Museum

As part of Journeys Festival International, Manchester Museum hosted our exhibition 'Silenced Voices: Syrian Women in Assad's Prisons' on 7 October. We held this exhibition in collaboration with Amnesty International's Manchester group and used it as a platform to educate people about the plight facing Syrian women in Assad regime prisons.

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Twelve UK-Syrian Organisations Submit Letter to Corbyn Asking for Renewed Focus on Civilian Protection in Syria

A group of twelve UK-based Syrian advocacy and community organisations, including Rethink Rebuild Society, submitted a letter on 29 September to Jeremy Corbyn MP regretting his lack of mention of the Syrian conflict in his Labour Party Conference speech on 27 September and inviting him to meet and discuss how Labour can best support Syrians who are still campaigning for basi

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Labour Party Conference

This week, Rethink Rebuild volunteer George Morris attended the Labour Party conference in Brighton with colleagues from the Syria Solidarity Campaign. It was a great opportunity to speak to conference delegates and politicians, and we had a mainly positive response to our messages concerning refugees, civil society groups in Syria and civilian protection.

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We Exist: Letter demanding justice and accountability as prerequisite to lasting peace

An alliance of Syrian organisations 'We Exist' released a letter on 20 September reiterates that the only long lasting solution for the conflict that has ravaged Syria rests on a meaningful political transition, guarantees for the respect of human rights and explicit measures for transitional justice.

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