Introducing Esther, the latest addition to Right to Remain team


Esther Doherty, Right to Remain Engagement Officer

Right to Remain is delighted to welcome Esther Doherty as our Engagement Officer. 

Esther will be leading Right to Remain’s Toolkit Festivals in 2023, celebrating 10 years of our famous Toolkit through events and workshops across the UK. Esther recently completed her MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS and alongside her role at Right to Remain, she continues to support people seeking asylum through casework and advocacy at West London Welcome, a social centre for migrants. 

Eiri Ohtani, the Director of Right to Remain said:

“This new role of Engagement Officer is critical to Right to Remain’s mission, building more power for migration justice across the UK. Relationships and engagement are at the heart of everything we do, including in our highly sought after public legal education work and lived-experience-led community organising of These Walls Must Fall. We are delighted to have Esther joining us, bringing her new energy and skills to our team, to increase our connections and build solidarity. We are also pleased that with Esther joining, Right to Remain has successfully reached our milestone of our strategic development plan for 2022/23 – giving us a firmer foundation for our future work.”

Right to Remain now has eight staff members, based in London, Manchester, Halifax, Birmingham and Glasgow. Please get in touch with us if you want to work with us!

Our full line-up is as below:

Eiri Ohtani – Director (London)

Michael Collins – Coordinator (London)

Maggy Moyo – These Walls Must Fall Organiser, North West (Manchester)

Vee Smith Yuka – These Walls Must Fall Organiser, Yorkshire (Halifax)

Yumna Kamal – Legal Education Officer (London)

Leah Cowling – Legal Education Officer (Glasgow)

Esther Doherty – Engagement Officer (London)

Sundus Abdi – Communications and Campaigns Assistant (Intern) (Birmingham)