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FAITH LEADERS JOIN FORCES TO OPPOSE ILLEGAL MIGRATION BILL

Leaders from Muslim, Christian and Jewish faiths have joined forces to voice their opposition to the Illegal Migration Bill in a video co-ordinated by Together With Refugees and launched today at the start of Refugee Week 2023. Those taking part include the Right Reverend Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Chelmsford and member of the House…

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Pride Month 2023: Micro Rainbow’s work with LGBTQI refugees and asylum seekers in the UK

For more than ten years, Together With Refugees member organisation Micro Rainbow has been supporting the integration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people who flee persecution and reach the UK in search of safety. Micro Rainbow employs a holistic approach to integration which is person-centred and based on three pillars: safe…

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LEADING MEDICAL BODIES SOUND ALARM OVER PUTTING REFUGEE CHILDREN BEHIND BARS

Leading medical voices are today (Monday 19th June 2023) – at the start of Refugee Week – joining forces with Together With Refugees to raise their concerns about the plan to detain refugee children, without a time limit, in the new Illegal Migration Bill.  The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the British Medical…

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Hospitality Not Hostility

During Refugee Week (19-25 June) and Scottish Refugee Festival (16-25 June), as the government’s #RefugeeBanBill continues through Parliament, we will stand up and show that our communities want Hospitality Not Hostility for people seeking sanctuary in the UK. We are inviting everyone in the Together With Refugees coalition – and beyond! – to show #HospitalityNotHostility by hosting a community…

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TYNEMOUTH TOGETHER WITH REFUGEES: MARCH FOR COMPASSION

On Sunday 23 April, Tynemouth Together With Refugees organised a march for compassion. This walk brought together different charity organisations, refugees, volunteers and all those who believe that a fairer asylum system is possible. Penny Henry, the organiser of the march, said “We are here standing in solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers in the…

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Building solidarity locally: Responding to hostility

Responding to far right attacks – some practical tips for local organisations  HOPE not Hate tracked a 102% increase in anti-migrant far right activity in 2022, with frequent demonstrations across the country taking place outside asylum accommodation. In response, Together With Refugees joined up with coalition members HOPE not hate, City of Sanctuary and IMIX to put together…

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4 ways to stand up to the #RefugeeBanBill

Together with Refugees is profoundly concerned about the government’s proposed #RefugeeBanBill that is currently being rushed through parliament. The government’s proposed bill, if passed, will not just strip people fleeing war and persecution of their right to seek safety in the UK but punish them, based simply on how they came here, not whether they…

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Celebrating Mother’s Day with Amma Birth Companions

To mark UK Mother’s Day, we chatted to just one of the amazing organisations within the coalition that provide support and solidarity for refugee mothers. Amma Birth Companions is a Glasgow charity that provides one-to-one support during pregnancy, labour, birth, and early parenthood. Tell us about your workOur clients include those who are seeking asylum,…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023 with Women for Refugee Women

Together With Refugees is proud to work with some amazing coalition organisations that focus on refugee women. On International Women’s Day 2023, we asked Women for Refugee Women to tell us about their vital work. Women for Refugee Women supports women who are seeking safety from persecution, including rape, gender-based violence and torture, to rebuild…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023 with Refugee Women Connect

Together With Refugees is proud to work with some amazing coalition organisations that focus on refugee women. On International Women’s Day 2023, we asked Refugee Women Connect to tell us about their vital work in Merseyside and the Northwest. We are Refugee Women Connect, a women only charity supporting and working alongside women asylum seekers, refugees…

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