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Migrants Organise

migrants and refugees acting for justice

Migrants Organise is a platform where refugees and migrants organise for power, dignity and justice. We develop leadership and open up spaces for relational, organised participation of migrants and refugees in public life.

From two decades work as the Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum, we know that migrants and refugees make a positive contribution to our country. Migration is fact of life, instead of resisting it – let’s organise it.

What We Do

We organise. We mobilise. We mentor. We train. We celebrate.

Speak Out

We speak out. We make our voices heard, and we take a stand on the issues that affect us.

Connect

We connect people. We act relationally to help people belong.

Build Common Ground

We bring diverse people together around shared issues, on a shared platform.

Grow Power

We grow power. We provide a platform for people to be powerful and develop skills, leadership, confidence and their connections.

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Migrants Organise Members Speak Out on Netflix

Chelsea Handler, a popular chat show host in the US, spoke with Migrants Organise members about the challenges of being a refugee in the UK.

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Nominations open for the Women on the Move Awards 2018


Migrants Organise and UN Refugee Agency will host the seventh annual Women on the Move Awards at the WoW Festival in March 2018. Please nominate the migrant and refugee women who deserve this award and recognition.

Find out more and nominate for the following awards:

Woman of the Year Young Woman of the Year  

Champion of the Year Sue Lloyd-Roberts Media Award

Our Latest Posts

Migrants Organise Speaks at Global Immigration Conference

Migrants Organise Speaks at Global Immigration Conference

Dec 20 2017

Last week, Migrants Organise travelled to Phoenix, Arizona, to participate in America’s largest conference on immigration. “Justice For All: The National Immigrant…

Dirty and Degrading: G4S Housing for Asylum-Seekers in Halifax

Dirty and Degrading: G4S Housing for Asylum-Seekers in Halifax

Dec 15 2017

Faulty fridges, broken bed frames, and conked-out cookers. Rats, filthy flooring, and sagging mattresses. Recently, refugees and asylum seekers in Halifax told…

Committed. United. Prepared! The Migrants Organise 2017 Conference

Committed. United. Prepared! The Migrants Organise 2017 Conference

Dec 11 2017

“My four year old daughter was traumatised by our poor quality housing. That’s when I thought that the change starts with me.…

Stitching Solidarity: Migrants Organise Sewing Group finds Success at Christmas Fair

Stitching Solidarity: Migrants Organise Sewing Group finds Success at Christmas Fair

Dec 05 2017

On December 4th, the Migrants Organise sewing group ran a stall at the annual Christmas Fair hosted by London’s Southbank International School.…

 

Refugees Welcome

Refugees Welcome

Refugees Welcome is a vibrant and growing movement in the UK and across Europe working towards an open and hospitable society. The movement in the UK is made up of thousands of volunteers around the country who contribute their time and energy to fundraise and campaign for the rights of refugees.The movement is made up of ordinary citizens who believe how we act towards refugees expresses our fundamental values as a society. Working to welcome refugees connects to our sense of ourselves and the society we hope to build.

Refugees Welcome - More Info

Annual Statistics

136
Community Members
250
Mentees
210
Volunteers
2000
Hours of Activities

Who we are

We are Migrants Organise.

This is our dedicated team who work day-in and day-out together to bring our organised migrant communities around our rights.

Akram Salhab

Akram Salhab

Advocacy and Campaigns Officer
Brian Dikoff

Brian Dikoff

Legal Organiser
Eleanor Weber-Ballard

Eleanor Weber-Ballard

Communications Coordinator
Ffion Evans

Ffion Evans

Participation and Engagement Manager
Francesca Valerio

Francesca Valerio

Mentoring and Volunteering Coordinator
Heike Langbein

Heike Langbein

Mentoring Advice Manager
Jessica Kennedy

Jessica Kennedy

National Organiser
Karim Karl Shuker

Karim Karl Shuker

Development Director
Micol Carmignani

Micol Carmignani

Office Manager
Paul Salgado

Paul Salgado

Migrant Organiser - London
Penny Wangari-Jones

Penny Wangari-Jones

Migrant Organiser, York and Humber
Ramona Constantin

Ramona Constantin

Migrant Organiser, North West
Sian Drinkwater

Sian Drinkwater

Migrant Organiser - South East
Sunny Sangha

Sunny Sangha

Migrant Organiser, Midlands
Zrinka Bralo

Zrinka Bralo

Chief Executive

How We Organise

A glimpse of how we organise with migrant communities

Organise

Organise

Welcome

Welcome

Mobilise

Mobilise

Mentoring

Mentoring

Membership

Membership

Training

Training

Activities

Activities

Voter Registration

Voter Registration

Awards

Awards

Volunteers

Volunteers

Fundraise

Fundraise

Our History

Our History

Migration is part of life

Instead of fearing it – let’s organise it.

Zrinka Bralo, Chief Executive of Migrants Organise, delivered a TED talk on the impact of the media and fear on migration at TEDxThessaloniki.

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We have worked with migrant and refugee communities in the United Kingdom for more than 20 years.

Your support well help us continue to welcome, support, and organise.

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Our supporters and funders:

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Ben and Jerry’s Foundation
The London Community Foundation
Trust for London
Barrow Cadbury
Unbound Philanthropy
Metropolitan Foundation
RBKC
Lloyds
The Henry Smith Charity
A B Charitable Trust
Tri-Borough

Contact Us

2 Thorpe Close, London W10 5XL

020 8964 4815

 info@migrantsorganise.org

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