When it comes to the legal and political situation for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, 2021 is a year like no other. Legislation is currently being debated in Parliament which will completely overhaul our asylum system, stripping away even the most basic rights and protections for refugees in Britain.
it has never been so important to raise our voices in opposition to these changes, and to let the refugees in our communities know that we stand shoulder to shoulder with them.
The next six months will be vital for building momentum in our local communities and sending a strong message to politicians that refugees are welcome in Oxfordshire.
If you would like to contribute to making Oxfordshire a more welcoming, supportive community for people seeking asylum, then take action as part of Asylum Welcome’s advocacy campaigns.
We are currently looking to strengthen our advocacy volunteer team, to make sure our response to the new legislation is as powerful as it can be. If you would like to volunteer as part of the advocacy team, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.