The leading organisation promoting integration of LGBTI refugees in the UK. Every year, over 1,500 LGBTI people claim asylum in the UK on the basis of their sexual orientation, and/or their gender identity, and/or the way their body looks.
This activity, dancing at the Wetlands, allows LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees to use their bodies to express themselves and to heal past trauma. MRI’s social inclusion programme is a key element of our holistic approach to integration.
On World Refugee Day, we wrote a blog for Amnesty International LGBTI Network. We discussed the invisibility of LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees and challenges they continue to face including discrimination, isolation, poverty and homelessness.
In this briefing paper, Why asylum seekers should work, MRI’s Director of Social and Economic Inclusion, Jill Power, describes MRI’s view on a controversial issue that affects the lives of thousands of people seeking refuge