[to uphold, to defend, to intercede for]
JRS UK advocates for the rights of refugees. Advocacy in JRS starts by listening to refugees’ concerns and then working with them to find solutions. Our advocacy involves:
We advocate on behalf of those we accompany and serve, and we do so with their participation. For this reason, our advocacy at JRS UK focuses on issues relating to detention and destitution, as these are the focus of our services.
JRS UK advocate for policies that protect refugees and allow them to flourish. Much of our current policy and advocacy work focuses around challenging the ‘hostile environment agenda’.
You can support our advocacy work in a number of ways:
Refugee Stories – Changing the Narrative: Watch the conference highlights
Report on homelessness among destitute refuges in London: download here.
Briefing on survivors of trafficking in detention: download here
Briefing on destitution among those seeking asylum: download here
Briefing on changes to healthcare charges: download here.
We sustain efforts as part of wider coalitions to make values-based responses to policy and decision-makers about asylum seekers and forced migrants.
We are members of: