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Sanctuary in Sweden: Discussing Support for Refugees in Malmö

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:00 to 17:00
Sofielund Folkets Hus, Rolfsgatan 16, 214 34 Malmö, Sweden


As with other countries in Europe, the context of applying for asylum in Sweden is changing rapidly. Since 2015 in particular, organisations which exist to support refugee groups have experienced significant shifts and constraints which have created challenges for this provision. This workshop aims to address some of the challenges that organisations - and the individuals within them - are facing.

Overall, this day will include presentations and roundtable discussions with organisations working across the refugee sector in Malmö. Themes include: implications for funding; supporting women, children and LGBTQ+ people; supporting survivors of sexual violence and torture; organisation capacity building; and responding to legislative change.

Most importantly, this workshop aims to offer scope for network building across groups supporting people seeking asylum in Sweden broadly, and the region of Skåne specifically.

Confirmed Participants/Speakers Include:

Fridh Advokatbyrå (law and human rights), Newcomers RFSL Malmö (LGBTQ+ support); Svenska Röda Korset (Red Cross); The Swedish Red Cross Centre for Persons Affected by War and Torture in Malmö; Skåne Stadsmission; Lund University Sociology of Law

This event is being organised by Dr. Victoria Canning, The Open University, UK.

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