Rights of Women are a women’s charity working in a number of ways to help women through the law. Their services aim to provide women with the legal advice and information […]
Migrant Legal Action are an independent voluntary organisation based in the London Borough of Southwark providing a free specialist legal service to anyone regardless of nationality or ethnic origin. They provide specialist advice and information service in immigration and nationality to anyone with a query or problem in this area, including asylum seekers and refugees.
The UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) is a charity that promotes equality and dignity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people who seek asylum in the UK, or who wish to immigrate here to be with their same-sex partner.
Kalayaan works with migrant domestic workers in the UK to improve and to help them access their rights. Migrant domestic workers are predominantly women who have entered the UK with a named employer to work in the employer’s private household. Some migrant domestic workers are in good employment where they are respected and paid properly for their important work which often involves caring for children or elderly people, cooking and cleaning.
Unfortunately however the hidden and often informal nature of work in a private home where the worker is dependent on their employers for housing and immigration status as well as employment and where hours are often seen to be flexible means that many workers are often seriously exploited, some are abused, and some subjected to forced labour or have been trafficked to the UK for domestic servitude. Kalayaan offers individual advice and support to migrant domestic workers in the UK as well as using this experience to produce data and briefings on the situation of migrant domestic workers in the UK, to feed into policy and to push for improvements of the rights of migrant domestic workers. Due to our limited capacity and specialist expertise we regret that we cannot offer support or services to people who are not migrant domestic workers.
The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association works with Afghans and Central Asians living away from their homeland, providing the support, skills and knowledge to live and prosper in the UK.
We run a free advice service for the most in-need EU, EEA and Swiss citizens. Our mission is simple: we want to help all these citizens, and their families, stay Here for Good.