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Start Point focuses on advancing human rights in conflict-ridden Syria. We assist marginalized communities like IDPs, advocating for justice and supporting victims of abuse. Collaborating with local defenders, we extend critical assistance to victims of rights abuses, particularly focusing on those affected by forced disappearances, torture, sexual violence, and displacement. We further conduct advocacy campaigns aimed at transformative changes, prioritizing inclusivity, and sustainable peace.

Start Point
Sweden, Turkey, Syria

Start Point

Syria, Turkey, Sweden

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Refugees Supported

Advocacy and campaigning, Educational training, Refugee community building support, Mental health support

Access to justice, Civic and political participation, Freedom of expression, Digital rights, Women’s rights

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"Our greatest success lies in earning the trust of torture survivors and communities. Their active participation in therapy, sharing sensitive stories of trauma and sexual violence, showcases our impactful rapport. This fosters healing, empowerment, and vital documentation, aligning with our commitment to human rights and lasting change in conflict-ridden Syria."
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Why is the Taking The Lead network important to you?

"The Taking the Lead Network facilitates global connections with inspiring refugee-led organisations, enabling learning from their experiences and resistance. Engaging in collective change-making and acquiring skills to address pressing challenges are vital components of our involvement."

With more funding and resources, our organisation could...

"scale projects, and implement innovative solutions. We could further ensure wise allocation, designing projects collaboratively with communities for impactful, sustainable outcomes."

A shift from negative to positive narratives about refugees would lead to...

"empowerment, dignity, responsive policies, and inclusive communities."

If refugees could influence decisions that affect them, it would mean...

"a positive shift that empowers empathy, combats hate, fosters integration, and dismantles biases, thus fostering cooperation, shared goals, and societal transformation."
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"Upon reaching these goals, our organisation's commitment to empowering refugees would strengthen. Their voices would resonate more, fostering empowerment and allowing them to influence policies and narratives that genuinely mirror their experiences and aspirations. This transformative impact would drive lasting change."

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