Press releases and statements

Press Release – The first safe house for LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees opens in the UK

November 7, 2017: In October 2017 Rashid and Maria [1], two asylum seekers from Bangladesh and El Salvador, entered the first safe house in the UK created by Micro Rainbow International (MRI) [1], a house that is exclusively for LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees. MRI’s safe housing project was officially...

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MRI wins Thomson Reuters Foundation Innovation Award 2017

October 3, 2017: We are thrilled to announce that on 26th September 2017, MRI won the Innovation Award at the 2017 TrustLaw Awards for its work in creating the “first LGBTI safe house in the UK”. The Innovation Award recognises MRI’s work with the international law firm Weil, Gotshal &...

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Press Release – Entrepreneurship can lead to LGBT inclusion and economic empowerment: a new report by Micro Rainbow International

August 17, 2017: At a press conference on 15th August MRI launched a new publication compiling some of the success stories of socioeconomic inclusion and empowerment of LGBT people in the fight against homo and transphobia, due to MRI’s poverty reduction activities in Brazil. Internationally, Brazil projects...

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PRESS RELEASE – MRI selected as finalist in European Social Innovation Competition: ‘Integrated Futures’

October 4, 2016: PRESS RELEASE 04 October 2016 Micro Rainbow International CIC selected as finalist in European Social Innovation Competition: ‘Integrated Futures’ Among ten European social entrepreneurs to compete for three €50,000 prizes Micro Rainbow International CIC (MRI) has been selected from a...

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PRESS RELEASE – Micro Rainbow International receives HMRC advanced assurance on ground-breaking investment scheme to create a hostel for LGBTI refugees

September 6, 2016: On 23 August 2016 HMRC provided Micro Rainbow International (MRI) with an advanced assurance that social investments in MRI to raise funding for its housing project for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) refugees should qualify for the Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR)...

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Press Release – 20 LGBT people set up small businesses to step out of poverty in Rio de Janeiro

August 8, 2016: Internationally, Brazil projects an image of tolerance and openness, where expressions of sexuality during Carnival are nurtured.  However, when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people’s daily lives, Brazil can be ranked as one of the world’s deadliest...

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