Status Now Refugee Week event

Event on 20 June 2022: Status Now Refugee Week event: How do we campaign against the hostile environment?

Status Now Refugee Week Event “How do we hold the Government to account for its Hostile Environment?”

The setback in the Court of Appeal over the challenge to refugee deportations to Rwanda has added urgency to the task of fighting for the human rights of migrant people.

Watch the recording of this hybrid event – zoom and live in London:

The Government’s Hostile Environment bandwagon is rolling again despite the fact that its racism and injustice was clearly exposed during the height of the Windrush generation scandal.  What needs to happen among the networks and coalitions of migrant and refugee rights organisations across the UK to get their campaign for justice underway again?

The Status Now Refugee Week event, taking place on Monday 20 June, starting 5pm, has assembled a panel of migrant and refugee activists who will be setting out their views. 

Loraine Mponela, from the Coventry-based CARAG, and Miriam Yusuf, representing Manchester’s WAST, will be setting out their ideas alongside academic and activists Leah Bassel and Grainne McMahon.

New discussants will be adding their contributions.
Julius-Cezar MacQuarie, Ambassador for Migrant Voice willing be telling us of his experiences as a worker in London’s night-time economy.

Francesca HumiKanlungan Filipino Consortium, will set out the record of the work she has been doing to support trade union activism among Filipino healthcare workers.

also Zoe Bantleman, Legal Director of ILPA (Immigration Law Practitioners Association)

The event can be attended in person, at a venue in central London.  To register to attend in person CLICK HERE 

You can also join the discussion by Zoom. To attend via CLICK HERE

If you plan to come and need some assistance contact us at We have a limited budget and can see what assistance we can offer.

There is a downloadable flyer for this event here:

Refugee Week site:


23 June 2022: 7.30pm online StatusNow4All North West region event

A meeting to discuss how asylum seekers can fightback against extreme substandard housing conditions.

StatusNow4All North West

About this event

You are invited to join a discussion on the difficult conditions that people seeking asylum have to endure with regard to housing.

Housing is a basic necessity for any human being. Our speakers’ panel will consist of people living the experience of the UK asylum system, and who have written about the poor housing conditions they have endured. Together, they have much to tell us about what needs to be done to resist this denial of human rights.

This will be a learning opportunity as we hear the stories of people who are fighting against the inhumanity of the UK asylum regime.

We hope you will join us for this vital meeting!

Participating in the speakers’ panel will be representatives of South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) who have been leading the fight for decent housing for asylum seekers in Sheffield. From Manchester we will be hearing from Refugee & Asylum Participatory Action Research(RAPAR), and also Refugee Women Connect(RWC) who are campaiging in Liverpool.