REVIVE campaign launch

Find A Better Way joins Parliamentary campaign

Find A Better Way CEO Lou McGrath was in London yesterday for the launch of a new awareness and media campaign called REVIVE (Reduce Explosive Violence, Increase Victim Empowerment). The campaign is the initiative of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Explosive Threats, and is chaired by MP for Hendon, Matthew Offord.

The work of REVIVE will include an inquiry into the extent of harm caused by explosive violence. It will be seeking input from different individuals and organisations involved in explosive violence and its aftermath. Along with Find A Better Way, three other non-governmental organisations will be playing a leading role: the International Refugee Trust, Action on Armed Violence, and Emergency UK.

The results of that inquiry will be presented on 20 June at the House of Commons Terrace Pavilion.

Between now and then, there will be several REVIVE-related events that Find A Better Way will be participating in, including a workshop at the Security & Counter Terror Expo, an inquiry evidence conference, and a further exhibition of paintings by children in the art therapy programme at the Sir Bobby Charlton Centre in Amman, Jordan.

Speaking of yesterday’s launch Lou McGrath said, ‘We are very pleased Find A Better Way is taking part in the REVIVE campaign and contributing to its inquiry. The 2017 jump in civilian casualties from explosive violence makes the task of fully exploring the issue and spreading awareness is particularly vital.”