We did it! On January 21, over 5 million of us worldwide, and over 100,000 in London, came to march, speak and make our voices heard. But it doesn’t end here - now is not the time to hang up our marching shoes - it’s time to get our friends, family and community together and make history.

Every 10 days, over the next 100, we will take action on an issue we all care about, STARTING TODAY.

ACTION 8/10

#Women For Syria



A DAY OF ACTION

13.04.2017




We have said NEVER AGAIN too many times.
But again, here we are. 
SYRIA.

In the past few days we have witnessed the horror of an aftermath of the Assad regime's chemical attacks on the Syrian people, including young children.

Our hearts are in mourning. We are outraged. We know that over 500,000 Syrians have been killed and over 6 million have been displaced within Syria and throughout the world.


We can't sit back. We know there are no easy solutions but we can at least alleviate the pain and suffering of the refugees.

We demand that our government increase the number of Syrian refugees we let into the United Kingdom. We know they have endured extreme vetting and are eager to find safety and security.

We want them here. Let them in.
At the same time, we want our government to ensure the safety of Syrians in Syria. 

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Join us for a vigil to stand with the people of Syria and let them know they are not alone. We hear you. We see you.

We call on Women's March organisers and supporters to invite their local communities on Thursday, April 13, at 6:30pm local time for vigils across the World.  


This action is organised in close collaboration with Syria Solidarity Campaign.

The Women's March on London #WomenForSyria Vigil will be held at Trafalgar Square on Thursday 13 April from
6:30pm - 7:30pm.

More information and registration of attendance can be found on the Event Page hosted by our Facebook Group.

Bring candles and signs, and wear blue for peace


How you can participate:

1. Attend a vigil or action near you. Demand that the United Kingdom allow in more refugees. This is not the ultimate solution to the Syrian crisis but it’s the least we can do in the interim.
There are millions of displaced refugees within Syria and across the globe in refugee camps and we welcome them here..

2. Educate yourself about the conflict. Here are some resources:

  • Syria Solidarity Campaign is a UK based organisation who aims to amplify the voices of Syrians struggling for peace and freedom.
  • The Syrian Observer is a daily online news service covering Syrian political and civil society news. It is dedicated primarily to translating into English news content by Syria’s official press, opposition groups, activists and civil society.
  • Sarabiany Blog is the blog of a well-respected New York-based Syrian American activist aggregating news, analysis and think pieces.
  • Ezra Klein details the Syrian war in this 5-minute video from 2015. 
  • Maytha Alhassen,Syrian American journalist and scholar, answers questions about the crisis in Syria in this Facebook Live video.

Twitter feeds to follow: @sarabiany@amalhanano@mayalhassen@karamfoundation@observesyria @suzanneakhras

3. Donate. Refugees are suffering in camps across the globe. They need medical supplies, medical attention and basic necessities. Below is a list of U.K.-based organizations working with Syrian refugees to consider supporting.

  • Syria Solidarity Campaign is a UK based organisation who aims to amplify the voices of Syrians struggling for peace and freedom.
  • Syria Relief is a UK based charity, registered with the Charity Commission (No. 1143797). An NGO with a clear aim in Syria:Relieving the suffering : Supporting the future. Help them by making a donation to Syria today.
  • Human Care Syria Established in 2011, Human Care Syria has funded dozens of large infrastructure programmes in war-torn Syria, including building and maintaining underground, bunker schools.
  • Médecins sans Frontieres  medical charity carrying out life-saving work under dangerous working conditions in Syria. 

Share this event on social media using the hashtag #WomenForSyria.
‪Together, let's send a strong message that we are speaking out; we will not be silent in the face of these atrocities. #WomenForSyria

 

LET'S SHOW THE WORLD OUR MOVEMENT IS NOT STOPPING. 


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