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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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Refugee activist Ali Ghaderi on his day at Parliament

On a cold day in late January, Together With Refugees drove its message directly to Westminster on an open-top bus – that the government’s plan to send refugees to Rwanda is cruel and must be scrapped. After protesting on the bus, activists with lived experience went inside Parliament to meet MPs and share their experiences…

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Call for a clear stand from political leaders after attack on Knowsley hotel

180 organisations have signed an open letter to leaders of all parties in response to the attack on Friday 10th February on a hotel in Knowsley where asylum seekers are housed. The letter calls on party leaders to ‘take a clear stand and condemn any further violence against those who come here to find safety’….

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OPEN-TOP BUS PROTEST: SCRAP THE CRUEL RWANDA PLAN

25 January 2023 Together With Refugees took its campaign against the cruel scheme to send refugees to Rwanda to the Houses of Parliament today – on an open-top red bus. Members, activists with lived experience of being a refugee, actor Juliet Stevenson, who is hosting a Ukrainian family at her home, and comedian Patrick Monahan,…

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RWANDA PLAN: NEW ANALYSIS SHATTERS CLAIMS THOSE TO BE SENT NOT REFUGEES

PRESS RELEASE 25 January 2023 Nearly three quarters (72%) of people in a sample of those threatened with being sent to Rwanda by the Home Office have fled countries where 82% or more of people who have sought asylum in the UK have had their refugee status recognised (1), reveals a new analysis of ‘notices…

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Message from our chair and 2022 highlights

“As somebody who fled war and persecution in Afghanistan to come to the UK and is now a leader in our movement for change, your efforts and determined action never fail to inspire and uplift my spirits.” Sabir Zazai – Chair, Together With Refugees and CEO, Scottish Refugee Council This has been an exceptionally difficult…

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Open Letter to Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, from refugee charities

More than 110 organisations have signed an open letter to the Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, calling on her to ‘do something worth dreaming about’ by creating safe routes and dealing with the backlog in claims. The letter was coordinated by IMIX and Together With Refugees. You can read the letter below. Dear Home Secretary, In…

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Top tips to #FillTheSkiesWithHope from Tynemouth coalition member

We’ve been following the many changes in government closely over recent weeks and are dismayed that the re-appointed Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, has shown a clear redoubling on the commitment to banish refugees to Rwanda. That’s why Together With Refugees is strengthening our efforts to show opposition to the cruel scheme and urging members to…

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Fill the Skies with Hope activities planned all over the UK

The Fill the Skies with Hope campaign urges the new Prime Minister (PM) Liz Truss, to change course on the government’s policy to banish refugees to Rwanda. Fill the Skies with Hope involves sending orange heart-shaped paper planes into the sky with messages to the new Prime Minister. 23 September, is a Day of Action,…

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Letter in The Times: More than 150 organisations call on the UK government to help Afghan refugees one year on

Together With Refugees and Safe Passage coordinated a letter from over 150 organisations that was published in the Times, calling on the UK government to urgently help Afghan refugees who are already here and ensure that others can safely reach the UK and their families. Here’s the letter and full list of signatories: Sir, It…

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