Right to Vote

As our MIN Voices group have been taking part in a lot of discussion and campaigning around the right to vote recently, we thought it would be good to share some information from Promote the Migrant Vote on who can vote in the upcoming General Election 🗳 find out if you are eligible from the Can I Vote in the General Election? page, you have until midnight on Tuesday 26th November to register to vote and there is also information on how to do this on the page too 🙂 ☑️

‘Right to Work’ Video

MIN is very pleased to be able to share a video that our MIN Voices members have been working very hard on in recent months with Breathing Digital . They created this video to demonstrate the impact of not being able to work while seeking asylum and supports the Lift the Ban Campaign. MIN would like to thank Refugee Action and Asylum Matters for their support with this project.

MIN Voices upcoming meetings

Our MIN Voices Asylum Seeker & Refugee Support Group returns on Tuesday the 23rd August with discussions on health from Waverley Care and a new project from the Scottish Refugee Council.

The group meets once a month on a Tuesday and dates for upcoming meetings are as follows:

  • 27th September 2016
  • 25th October 2016
  • 29th November 2016

Welcome to Scotland: A Guide to Scots Law

Earlier this year our MIN Voices group were visited by a representative from the Procurator Fiscal Service who informed the members about a new booklet they had produced in collaboration with HND Legal Services students from New College Lanarkshire, the Crown Office and Police Scotland.

The booklet Welcome to Scotland: A Guide to Scots Law can help new arrivals understand the every day rules and laws that will affect them now they are living in Scotland and our MIN Voices members found it very helpful and interesting to discuss laws that they were unaware of and ask further questions.

slaw_webheadYou can view or download the booklet in English here or visit the New College Lanarkshire website for links to versions in Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Lithuanian, Oromo, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Tigrinya and Urdu.