CARDIFF: workshop on mutual aid, self-help and seeking the right to remain

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The policies and procedures of the UK’s asylum and immigration system are increasingly complicated, with many people forced to navigate them alone, unable to access free legal advice and representation.  These procedures can exclude people from accessing justice, and can mean that people are denied their rights, denied protection and/or security in the UK, and […]

Calais refugee rights workshops

border fence calais

Last week, Right to Remain ran some ‘know your rights’ workshops in the Calais refugee camp known as the “jungle”. Calais is an historic port town on the Côte d’Opale, just 26 miles from the Kent coast, and the first thing any visitor will notice is miles and miles of high fences, topped with razor […]

“Like snakes and ladders. But just snakes”

This blog post was written by Lisa Matthews, Right to Remain coordinator.  This week, we returned to one of our most frequent destinations – Manchester.  Manchester has a remarkably active and vibrant asylum/migrant support and campaigning scene, and it’s always great to hear what’s happening locally and share what we’ve learnt from groups in other […]

Yorkshire Solidari-tea

“Sheffield is a special place”.  Resounding nods accompanied my statement at our mutual aid and solidarity workshop in Sheffield on Tuesday.  Well, they were hardly going to disagree, being from Sheffield or fervent fans of their adopted city.  But it seemed to sum up the testimonies of the evening, with some of the asylum-seeking, refugee […]

Right to Remain launch event

Launch event, Manchester Friday 16 May 2014 at the Lesbian and Gay Foundation, 5 Richmond St, Manchester, M1 3HF 12-4pm: Training: working together to win the right to remain 4-6pm: Launch event – Right to Remain evening social Both events are free, but booking is essential Right to Remain is the new name for NCADC, […]

Why campaign for the right to remain?

“I don’t know how I would have kept going except that I had so much support from people outside.” “The second time I was detained, Women for Refugee Women made sure that people like Michael Morpurgo and Joan Bakewell were writing to the newspapers.” “And the grassroots groups I work with in Manchester were my […]