A journey together for Syria

Young Syrians have been forced from their homes by conflict, but that's not stopping them from striving for peace.

They face many challenges, dealing with the trauma they experienced, making new friends, staying in touch with other Syrians and family who have been dispersed around the world, getting into education and employment, and learning new languages and cultures.

A global network for peace

Hundreds of young Syrians and people from their new communities have been working together to find out the challenges they face and solve them through community action projects. Follow the inspiring stories of these young activists who have joined the Aswat Faeela (Active Voices) network to make their voices heard locally and internationally and build a better future.

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How are the Aswat Faeela network working for peace?

The Aswat Faeela network brings together Syrian youth and young people from the Middle East and Europe, to work together to build peace and advocate for positive change. They are learning how to lead action research, advocacy campaigns and social action projects in their communities. Using their skills, these young activists are transforming the challenges they face into opportunities, creating their own solutions to help with peacebuilding, creating economic opportunities and social cohesion.

Meet Rahaf, a young Syrian building a new life in the Netherlands

Like many Syrians who travelled to Europe, Rahaf travelled by sea using the services of illegal smugglers. Finding her way alone in the Netherlands was hard, but she gradually found a way to build a new life. When she found the Aswat Faeela project, she met other young people like her, keen to find a way to build peace and support one another.

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Syrian activist Menweer has found a way to raise his voice through music

Music helps me in many ways to express what I am feeling deep inside.

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Kidnapped, sold and taking a stand for Syria, Tarek shares his story

Despite being kidnapped and sold during his journey from Syria, Tarek eventually found safety in Denmark. Here, with help of Aswat Faeela, Tarek is working with other Syrians and the local community to identify and help overcome the key obstacles around the integration of Syrians in their new community.

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Young Syrians taking social action

Aswat Faeela workshop

For two days, young Syrian social activists living across Europe came together for a workshop in the Netherlands to address some of the challenges they face. Their task was to design social action projects to improve relationships between Syrian community members and their European host communities.

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Get to know more about these young people and how they are building peace. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to hear their stories as they join #TogetherForSyria

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The project is funded by the European Commission​, led by the British Council and implemented through a consortium of partners (including International Alert, Search for Common Ground and Globally Connected).