Holyrood Urged to Give Refugees a Vote

MIN Development Officer Pinar spoke to The National Newspaper alongside two of our service users about our involvement in the Right to Vote campaign recently.

Pinar told the Sunday National that giving refugees and asylum seekers the right to vote “..would allow refugees to take part in Scottish politics in their communities and to raise their voices. If this is approved it sends out a strong message to the rest of the world of how you can welcome refugees – by treating them as citizens of the country where they live.”

You can read the full article here or contact Pinar to learn more about the work of our MIN Voices group on the campaign.

‘Under the Jasmine Tree’ nominated for Charity Film Awards

Please vote for ‘Under the Jasmine Tree’, the wonderful film MIN made in partnership with St Fillan’s Primary School and Media Co-op which has been nominated in this year’s Charity Film Awards, by clicking the link below. Launched during Refugee Festival Scotland 2019 ‘Under the Jasmine Tree’ is an animation created by Saint Fillan’s Primary School pupils, based on an original poem written by Glasgow-based Syrian poet and MIN Volunteer Saffanna. You can watch the film via the voting page or by visiting our MIN Films page. Winning the award would be a fantastic recognition for all the hard work that the children, their Teacher and MIN and Media Co-op Staff & Volunteers put into the project so your support would be greatly appreciated!

https://charityfilmawards.com/videos/under-the-jasmine-tree-1

MIN Director Wins Spotlight Award

Huge congratulations to our Director Rema on winning the Spotlight Award at the Scottish Women’s Business Awards on Sunday 19th May 2019! You can read more about the Rema and the awards here and about Rema’s journey and how she came to join MIN here in articles from the Evening Times.

Scottish Women in Business Awards 2019 hosted by Jane McCarry at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow – 19 May 2019 – © Julie Broadfoot // Juliebee – www.juliebee.uk

Joyous Choir returns to Thursdays

Our Joyous Choir returns to Thursday evenings from tonight, come and join them from 5.30 – 7.30pm. You can find out more about what being part of the Choir means to the members in this video below that featured as part of an article published by The Sunday Post in December 2018.

You can read the full article here:

https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/watch-no-one-can-take-away-their-right-to-sing-how-one-small-choir-is-helping-to-give-scotlands-asylum-seekers-a-voice/?fbclid=IwAR1mqzNuFxpaLtePh5RO5CRBIE8vTauevG_USgvkJxTs8e2ooYqp0Qn3zuM

Scotland Welcomes Refugees

MIN was visited by the Scottish Government Equalities Secretary Angela Constance on Wednesday 2nd November 2016 to meet with Syrian families to discuss their experiences of living in Scotland, as part of a new strategy to welcome refugees.

You can read more about the strategy here.

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