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multiple discrimination
asylum seekers and refugees

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"Crimes of hate, conspiracy of silence. Torture and ill-treatment based on sexual identity" - Amnesty International 2001
Inexile Magazine - Issue 23 October 2002
"Changes to the Asylum System" – Refugee Council 2002
"What's behind the Headlines?" - Scottish Refugee Council
"Appalled by the media’s attitude to asylum seekers? – a guide to responding to the press" – Scottish Refugee Council
Advice for Asylum Seekers and Refugees provided by Refugee Council
“Nailing press myths about refugees” – Refugee Council 2002
“Changing lives - stories of exile” – Refugee Council 1997
“I Didn’t Come Here For Fun…- Listening to the Views of Children and Young People who are Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Scotland” - Save the Children Fund

This section contains details of resources which raise awareness of the issues facing asylum seekers and refugees. This includes resources which explore issues facing asylum seekers and refugees who are also LGBT, as well as useful general information.

"Crimes of hate, conspiracy of silence. Torture and ill-treatment based on sexual identity" - Amnesty International 2001

This report highlights cases of violence and ill-treatment of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people all around the world based on their sexuality and gender identity.

Available online

Click here to view the report (pdf)

Inexile Magazine - Issue 23 October 2002

This issue of Inexile, the magazine on refugee rights, explores some of the issues facing LGBT asylum seekers and refugees.

Available from:
Refugee Council
3 Bondway
London SW8 1SJ

"Changes to the Asylum System" – Refugee Council 2002

Refugee Council briefing on the Nationality, Immigration & Asylum Act 2002

Available online

Click here to view the briefing

"What's behind the Headlines?" - Scottish Refugee Council

This briefing provides answers to some of the dominant misconceptions about asylum seekers and refugees.

Available online

Click here to view the briefing (pdf)

"Appalled by the media’s attitude to asylum seekers? – a guide to responding to the press" – Scottish Refugee Council

The Scottish Refugee Council has produced this handy, step-by-step guide on how to respond to negative, misrepresentative or racist press stories about asylum seekers and refugees.

Available online

Click here to view the briefing (pdf)

Advice for Asylum Seekers and Refugees provided by Refugee Council

The Refugee Council’s website contains a variety of up-to-date information in several languages.

Available online

Click here to view the list of leaflets

“Nailing press myths about refugees” – Refugee Council 2002

The Refugee Council presents a few of the most pervasive myths which appear in British newspapers, against a few facts which put the record straight.

Available online.

Click here to view the document

“Changing lives - stories of exile” – Refugee Council 1997

In recent years refugees have met with increasing hostility in the UK - but their own, personal stories have rarely been heard. This report gathers together the stories of women and men from Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Russia, Somalia and Iraq, who talk about their lives and the changes they have been forced to make since becoming refugees.

Available from:
Refugee Council
Publication Unit
3 Bondway
London SW8 1SJ

Click here for Refugee Council order form (pdf)

“I Didn’t Come Here For Fun…- Listening to the Views of Children and Young People who are Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Scotland” - Save the Children Fund

This report contains the words of ordinary children and young people caught up in extra-ordinary circumstances – of being forced from their homes, family and friends through violent conflict, persecution and war. Arriving on our shores, through often treacherous journeys, they are then faced with making a new life for themselves in a strange, and not always welcoming, country.

Available online

Click here to view the report (pdf)

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