Category Archives: Community

The Syrian Penal Code: Regressive Articles in the “Progressive” State

By Adnan Mouhiddin

when the Syrian government attempted to revoke article 548 of The Syrian Penal Code of 1949 in 2009, which had been used as a leverage to acquit males committing ‘honour killings’, the Syrian society strongly objected and consequently the government yielded to the public pressure by amending the Article in question rather than abolishing it all together.

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Evangelism: When it Becomes a Social Disorder

By Adnan Mouhiddin

Evangelism, where it stands today, is a system that is confused with itself. A beautiful notion that has been distanced from its first and ancient Teacher. it hurts and confuses its surrounding. Evangelism, the way it stands today, is a social and moral poison and disorder.

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Why ignoring mental health needs of young Syrian refugees could harm us all?

Dr. Zaher Sahloul

When a seven-year-old student in eastern Aleppo was asked at the peak of the bombardment campaign by the Assad regime in 2015 to draw a picture, he did not draw children playing, nor did he draw a blue sky or a smiling sun. Instead, Ahmad drew helicopters dropping barrel bombs, houses blazing in fire and mutilated dead children in blood. In his drawing, the dead children had smiles on their faces, while those alive were in tears.

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Syrian Child Refugees Taught to Release Stress and Resist Recruitment

By Sally Hayden

The screams of a dozen Syrian and Palestinian children pierce the air of a community centre in Lebanon’s Shatila refugee camp. Yet the children are not hurt. They are yelling to express the anger and fear they feel as victims of conflict in special “peace education” classes.

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Kirstie Brewer: After the crime: why employers should give ex-offenders a working chance

“Employers have a negative picture of what they think of as an ex-offender,” says Dominic Headley, a legal officer at Nacro, a social justice charity that supports people with criminal convictions and offers a free helpline to employers seeking advice on how to deal with employees and criminal records.

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