News about the project disabled refugees welcome

Written summary

This is the views of the political parties of the Parliament and the Feminist Initiative, F! on the living conditions for newcomers with non-normative abilities. All eight of the political parties of the Parliament and F! have responded to the survey while the Social Democrats had State Secretary Anders Kessling participating, together with the Centre … Continue reading “Written summary”

How the political parties of the Swedish Parliament and F! view living conditions of migrants with non-normative abilities

Following is a compilation of a survey that, DRW (Disabled Refugees Welcome) sent to all political parties of the Parliament as well as Feminist Initiative, F! ahead of a panel dialogue during the Almedalen Week. Anders Kessling, State Secretary to the Minister for Employment and Integration and Johanna Jönsson, Member of Parliament for the Centre … Continue reading “How the political parties of the Swedish Parliament and F! view living conditions of migrants with non-normative abilities”

Disabled Refugees Welcome’s list of demands

Increased participation for newcomers with nn-normative abilities on issues connected to health, employment, education, family, migration policy/politics of establishment, accommodation and transport. Commitment from the Swedish Migration Agency and the municipalities to create a common framework following the UNHCR’s Resettlement Assessment Tool: Refugees with Disabilities. Access to adapted Swedish language education and vocational programmes of … Continue reading “Disabled Refugees Welcome’s list of demands”

DRW’s analysis of DRWs survey to the political parties of the Parliament and Feminist Initiative

Migrants with refugee status who today would get guarantee-pension will be forced to live on social welfare benefit instead, if the proposals from the Centre Party, the Liberals and the New Moderates are implemented. DRW can today, based on the answers provided in the survey, conclude that half of the political parties lack knowledge about … Continue reading “DRW’s analysis of DRWs survey to the political parties of the Parliament and Feminist Initiative”

High hopes for the proposals from the Inquiry on the reception and housing of applicants for asylum and newly arrived migrants

Watch the live broadcasting of DRW’s seminar at the Almedalen Week here Better interviews from the start, and better cooperation between authorities; these were often the proposed solutions to the problems discussed at Disabled Refugees Welcomes’s seminar at the Almedalen Week. Non-normative abilities and needs for support should be identified at an early stage with … Continue reading “High hopes for the proposals from the Inquiry on the reception and housing of applicants for asylum and newly arrived migrants”

Disabled Refugees Welcome at the Almedalen Week!

Welcome, whoever you are? There is a lot of discussions, debates and such about newcomers, migration and integration within today’s political debate. Most people agree that the integration is dysfunctional, but there are varying points of view on how to improve it. However, there is a clear trend of increasing calls for stricter regulations, which … Continue reading “Disabled Refugees Welcome at the Almedalen Week!”

Network visit at Individuell Människohjälp (IM)

On Wednesday the 23rd of May the DRW team visited Individuell Människohjälp. IM is a Swedish development partner that has existed since 1938 and was founded by Brita Holmström. The international work of IM focuses on areas within education, health and self-provision while the emphasis within Sweden is on mutual integration. IM’s underlying methodology is … Continue reading “Network visit at Individuell Människohjälp (IM)”

DRW in Aimday Disability in Uppsala

The 26th of April, Disabled Refugees Welcome, DRW participated in Aimday Disability at SUF Resource Centre in Uppsala.   Discussion on disability issues. Aimday is an initiative to enable professionals working with disability issues, individuals with personal experience of disability and researchers to meet and discuss ways to reduce obstacles in society. DRW participated as … Continue reading “DRW in Aimday Disability in Uppsala”

A study about the arabic speaking participants in DRW

DRW interview report: Nine participants with Arabic as a common denominator Introduction: This report is written on the study of the first nine interviews that the Disabled Refugees Welcome project team carried out with people who speak Arabic as a native language or as an official language of the countries they come from. All interviewees … Continue reading “A study about the arabic speaking participants in DRW”

Language, an issue of accessibility

Is the communication between migrants with non-normative abilities and Swedish authorities deficient? At the roundtable dialogue number two with representatives for the Social Services Administration, City of Stockholm, Chavia Ali, field worker within the DRW project described the communication during meetings between newcomers with non-normative abilities and the Swedish authorities. Chavia is DRW’s Arabic speaking … Continue reading “Language, an issue of accessibility”

Coordination North

The 23rd of April, representatives for DRW participated in a network meeting with Coordination North, an important operator within the field of integration for newcomers in the Stockholm region. Among others, DRW met Josefin Daleskog who is coordinating strategist for the coordination in the north of Stockholm; this is administered by Sollentuna municipality. She told … Continue reading “Coordination North”

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