PAX supports Syrian activists

Adopt a Revolution

 

Do you want to support Syrian activists? Visit Adopt a Revolution and find out how!

Adopt a Revolution is a crowdfunding campaign to support nonviolent activism in Syria. For more than three years, Syrian activists keep protesting for human rights and freedom under the risk of their lives. They organise themselves in local committees to offer a real alternative to civil war and military intervention. The activists supported by Adopt a Revolution do not only fight dictatorships, but also the violence provoked by armed groups. Despite all the violence they do not give up hope, as they still believe in a better future. As a matter of fact: they are working on it now and they need your help.  And all they need is strenghth and solidarity!

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10x Civil Acts in Syria

Every month, KeshMalek, a Syrian revolutionary civil society organization, provides a newsletter highlighting ten inspiring civil activities by Syrian NGOs, local committees and activists.

Click on the picture for a link to the initiative’s website or Facebook.
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Release the #Douma4 – Dec 9th 2014

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Tuesday, the 9th of December, marks the first anniversary of the abduction of the four human rights activists, Razan Zaitouneh, Samira al-Khalil, Wael Hamadeh and Nazem Hammadi.

YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS! PUT UP THE FACEBOOK AND TWITTER COVER PHOTOS AND USE TWITTER TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE ISLAMIC BRIGADE THAT CAPTURED THEM! Read more

In Memoriam: 200 000 Syrians

On October 30th PAX organized a public action to ask attention for the violence against Syrian citizens. More than 200 000 Syrians are killed in the last few years. Right in front of the parliament in The Hague, we set up a commemoration service together with a silent protest to remember all Syrian victims. Dark clothing, white roses, the crown, the obituaries, and the grey weather made the memorial powerful and purposeful, while being sober at the same time.

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Marcell’s visit to the Netherlands – 28-31 October 2014

Standing at the arrivals at the airport I am looking around holding a paper in my hand with ‘MARCELL’ written on it. Making sure the sign is visible, I am getting impatient – it takes more than forty-five minutes already and I don’t know what this Marcell looks like. Suddenly I almost get hit by a trolly with three suit cases on top, and a woman behind it calling: ‘Are you Irma? Than I am supposed to go with you!’, and then, slightly grumpy: ‘I need food’. Meet Marcell Shehwaro, a thirty-year old blogger and activist from Aleppo, the biggest city in Syria. She is visiting the Netherlands as a part of her trip to different European cities – the next stops are Brussels and Berlin. Her goal is to raise awareness about the wrong display of reality here in Europe – the message we receive (mainly through media) does not represent the true situation in Syria.

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