The overall aim of the London Project is to reduce discrimination experienced by migrants. We do this by enabling migrant-led advocacy, strengthening London-wide infrastructure for organising and collaborative campaigns and developing self-help tools for accessing rights and entitlements.
About this project
The work that we do is largely determined by the needs of our network partners. Our current approach is influenced by a survey that we did where a number of community organisations gave their perspective on what role we should be playing in the capital.
How we work
- Coordinating a network of London community organisations
- Working in partnership to campaign and advocate for the rights of migrants.
- Linking up stakeholders and brokering strategic meetings
- Facilitating learning and sharing in the sector and beyond
- Producing and working in partnership to support the production of Know Your Rights guides so that migrants and the people advocating for them understand and know how to assert their rights.
- Reflecting the views of migrant organisations at the Greater London Authority (GLA).
- Strengthening and coordinating London network of Migrant and Refugee Community Organisations
- Migrant leadership programme
- Creating local area guides to help migrants in London to identify support and resources in their local area
- No Recourse to Public Funds
- Know Your Rights publications and workshops
- Liaising with the GLA
- Immigration Raids
- Monthly newsletter sharing news and events from across London
We also respond to changes in the socio-political and economic environment. If you have an idea for collaboration, please get in touch.
In 2020-21, we reviewed the London Project, and share the highlights and outcomes. Like many organisations, we had to think creatively about how to restructure our projects during the coronavirus pandemic.
Migrants’ Rights & Campaigning Workshop
MRN are also offering support through our ‘Know Your Rights’ training & campaigning workshop. Which aims to help migrants understand their rights and how to assert themselves in 8 key areas of everyday life: banking, driving, education, employment, health, housing, social services, and detention and deportation and also how to advocate for themselves.
The benefit of the workshop is that it is a safe, confidential space to share and connect with people who are having a similar experience.
If you are interested in hosting or co-hosting a workshop, please contact:
- Katia Widlak: [email protected]
Get in touch & stay informed
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This work is generously supported by Trust for London.