Brazil

In our report, we indicate that when poverty is combined with multiple forms of discrimination...

Cambodia

We travelled to Cambodia and we learned about the many levels of discrimination endured by LGBT people...

United Kingdom

1,300 LGBT people are granted asylum annually in the UK with the majority quickly falling below the poverty line...

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Let’s end LGBTI homelessness

July 26, 2017: In 78 countries homosexuality is illegal. About 1,500 LGBTI refugees from those countries come to the UK every year. When they come to the UK they are still not safe. Like Mary, a lesbian from Nigeria and Amir, a gay man from Algeria. Because of their sexuality, they: were abused in...

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MRI shares its work at Allen & Overy

July 19, 2017: On 22 May, MRI with the LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees choir joined the Allen & Overy LGBT Network “A&Out”. MRI’s Founder and CEO, Sebastian Rocca, presented the work of MRI in Brazil, Cambodia and the UK. He spoke about the challenges and issues that LGBTI people face in...

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Why asylum seekers should be granted permission to work

July 19, 2017: In this briefing paper, Why asylum seekers should work, MRI’s Director of Social and Economic Inclusion, Jill Power, describes MRI’s view on a controversial issue that affects the lives of thousands of people seeking refuge every year: granting asylum seekers the right to work while their...

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Still unheard out there

July 13, 2017: MRI speaks at the HEAR network Pride Fringe event Project Manager, Moud Goba, spoke about MRI's work with LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees at the HEAR network Pride Fringe event.  ‘Still unheard out there…’ sought to bring together under-represented LGBTQI+ voices to discuss the lives,...

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