Organising a Protest Outside an Embassy

I was listening to the radio one day in August 2009 and heard that Lubna Hussein, a journalist in Sudan had been charged with the ‘crime’ of wearing trousers.  Thousands of women have been whipped for wearing ‘indecent clothing’ there.  My friends and I wanted to show our solidarity with Lubna and add our voices to those calling for an end to that barbarism.  In June 2011 we did the same outside the Syrian Embassy in London to show solidarity with protesters for freedom there.  Read about what we did…

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‘One thing I believe profoundly: We make our own history. The course of history is directed by the choices we make and our choices grow out of the ideas, the beliefs, the values, the dreams of the people. It is not so much the powerful leaders that determine our destiny as the much more powerful influence of the combined voices of the people themselves.’ (Eleanor Roosevelt)   


In 2013 I joined an organisation called 10,000 Homes for Syrian Refugees which was formed to emulate the rescue of 10,000 children from Nazi Europe in 1938 when British people lobbied the government to let in refugees and thousands opened their homes to them. On 23rd January 2014 I was interviewed for the BBC’s World at One about 10,000 Homes. You can hear the broadcast here:


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