Busy year of radical solidarity building work – Right to Remain in 2022/23

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2022/23 was a busy year for Right to Remain, building radical solidarity via our Toolkit and These Walls Must Fall.

Here’s a brief summary of some of our key achievements.

  • There was a 22% increase in the number of people who used the Right to Remain Toolkit online, compared to the previous year. In 2022/23, 321,997 people used the Toolkit. The number of users was 263,368 people in 2021/22.
  • We connected with approximately 550 people in 2022/23, who are going through the asylum and immigration system or working in solidarity with them, and increased their knowledge and capacity to (help) navigate the system better. We ran 20 workshops across the UK, including our regular Knowledge is Power online workshops, and tailor made, commissioned, workshops.
  • We have updated our Toolkit in light of the Nationality and Borders Act, and continue to do so. We published 18 legal updates on our website and produced 24 legal updates newsletters.
  • These Walls Must Fall campaigners in Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and Halifax areas continued to mobilise local people and groups to take part in actions against the Hostile Environment in the spirit of solidarity.

We also began building a stronger organisational structure in order to accelerate our work to boost the migration justice movement. One example from our never-ending to-do list is this — we were able to increase our staff team size by about 60%, from 5 to 8 in one year. In December 2022, we welcomed Leah, our second Legal Education Officer and Sundus, our first Communications and Campaigns Assistant (intern). Esther then joined us in February 2023 as our first Engagement Officer (and she has recently become our Engagement and Operations Officer). We are still trying to figure out how to work as one organisation — it has been an exciting and joyous period for us.

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