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Syria: Campaign to Stop One Year of Bloodshed

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011/12.

Zeinab from Egypt joins the campaign

Zeinab from Egypt joins the campaign

To mark the first anniversary of the violence which accompanied the Syrian revolution, which started on March 15, 2011, a campaign is being launched to mobilise a global action for celebrities, leading Twitter users and NGOs (CIHRS, FIDH, etc.) from around the world to mount a massive call on world leaders to unite and stop the bloodshed there.

People are being encouraged to take photographs holding a sign saying “UNITE FOR SYRIA” or “STOP ONE YEAR OF BLOODSHED” in their own language and upload them on the campaign's Facebook Page. The campaign runs from Brazil to Indonesia to the Arab world and aims to generate as many reactions as possible.

On March 15, a global celebrity video will be launched, alongside the hash tag #UniteForSyria on Twitter.

In support of the global call, 50 world leaders have published an open letter in the Financial Times calling on UN Security Council members to “Unite for Syria and Stop One Year of bloodshed”.

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011/12.

4 comments

  • Sandra A. Smith

    Stop killing.

  • […] and targets a global audience, as opposed to KONY2012′s narrow, stateside focus. According to a Global Voices news bulletin dated March 13, 2012, the movement to “Unite for Syria and Stop One Year of bloodshed” has the backing of 50 […]

  • […] Unite for Syria marked the escalation of protests and violence in that country by encouraging people around the world to uploading images to show their support for Syrians. Tarek Amr, an engineer and an author for Global Voices from Cairo, Egypt, told us more about the campaign that also involved global celebrities. […]

  • […] and targets a global audience, as opposed to KONY2012′s narrow, stateside focus. According to a Global Voices news bulletin dated March 13, 2012, the movement to “Unite for Syria and Stop One Year of bloodshed” has the backing of 50 […]

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