Ten years on – what are we learning from campaigns for the rights of migrants?

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MAY 3, 2016 BY DON FLYNN

It is getting on to ten years since MRN was launched as a project that aimed to improve the capacity of organisations concerned with the rights of migrants of all kinds to network with one another.

Back in 2006 it had become clear that the UK, along with other developed market economies across the world, was in the middle of a new ‘Age of Migration’.  Driven in by the globalisation of labour markets the trend for countries like the UK in the years since has been to acquire stocks of migration which are typically in the range of 10 to 15% of their total populations.

Changing the nature of public conversation

The prospectus for this new networking project was set out in a report, Migrant Voices, Migrant Rights, the question was posed as to the role which migrant community organisations themselves might play…

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