Social Gatherings

Celebration of Muslim Women's Achievements

We attended the 'Celebration of Muslim Women's Achievements' on Saturday 5 March which proved to be a lovely evening. This event highlighted some of the many achievements of a diverse group of Muslim women. Syrian women also contributed to this event by highlighting the struggles and the successes of Syrian women despite five years of conflict.


‘A Syrian love story’ film screening

Rethink Rebuild Society showed the film ‘A Syrian love story’ on Sunday 28 February 2016 followed by a discussion about the film and about the Syrian cause in general and of refugees more specifically.


Manchester University Islamic Society Dinner

Our Refugee Support Coordinator spoke at a dinner held by the University of Manchester's Islamic Society about Syrians' ethical, academic and career successes during their UK experience. This dinner was hosted by the Islamic Society to welcome new Syrians to the community.


Meeting of Syrian women in the community

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.


Movie Night: The Wind that Shakes the Barley

Our movie for the month of February was 'The Wind that Shakes the Barley', which was based on the Irish resistance to Britain. The movie was followed by a very interesting discussion given that its relevance to the situation in Syria.