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Who is welcome project

After a series of successful online events which explored the intersections of different identities with migration status, we have expanded this work into a wider campaign.

Building on the themes explored in the Who is Welcome event series, which included the relationship of racism, Islamophobia and queerness with migration, we are pleased to launch the Who is Welcome campaign alongside our Words Matter campaign.

Migration is often looked at as a siloed issue. Campaigning and policy work rarely looks at the construction of migrants through an intersectional lens or how racism shapes our idea of who is welcome in the West. At the Migrants’ Rights Network, understanding the role intersections of identity play in shaping refugee and migration policies is central to our campaigning work. We must understand and be honest about who harmful migration and asylum policies are aimed at, and why.

Who is Welcome events

The recording for the first event can be accessed here.

Our reflections on our second event can be accessed here.

The recording for the third event can be accessed here.

The recording for the fourth event can be accessed here.

In this project:


Our latest articles about WHO IS WELCOME?

  • The Burden of Proof

    As part of our Who is Welcome: Gender, Queerness and Migration campaign, we explore how the burden of proof harms queer, trans and GNC people in the asylum system.

  • World Mental Health Day

    Who is Welcome: Disability + Migration: Mental Health

  • Queerness and Migration

    Who Is Welcome Event Series. 9 March 2023, Online.

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