On the occasion of International Women’s Week, Micro Rainbow announces a project dedicated to supporting LBTI asylum seeking and refugee women.
Read about some of our inspiring success stories.
Issues faced by LGBTI migrants in UK detention centres and how Micro Rainbow could be an Alternative to Detention (ATD) for many people who are at risk of violence and abuse.
Ana Gonzalez, Partner at Wilsons Solicitors LLP, shares her experience in representing trans asylum cases and the challenges they may involve.
This is the story of June, a lesbian from China who was trafficked into the UK and is now hoping to gain asylum.
Muhammad’s inspiring story follows his journey from Pakistan to the UK, the hurdles he has faced along the way, and the comfort he has found in Micro Rainbow’s social inclusion programme.
Rahim shares his inspiring experience of how, after over a year of destitution and homelessness, Micro Rainbow’s moving on programme helped him get his foot in the door of a major UK retail company.
Alana shares her experience of leaving her own country, claiming asylum in the UK, finding safety with Micro Rainbow’s housing and moving on to a bright future.
Success stories of Kaira, an intersex asylum seeker from a Latin American country and Muhammed, a gay asylum seeker from Bangladesh
From sleeping rough on the streets of London to finally finding safety in an Micro Rainbow safe house
Angela’s story highlights the need for social inclusion and empowerment of LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees
Sara is a lesbian refugee from Uganda. When she was outed as lesbian, she was removed from education, beaten, humiliated and ultimately forced into a marriage with an older man.
“It is hard to survive in the UK when you don’t have a job, you don’t have friends with jobs, and your family members hate you because you are lesbian.”