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Our approach

Our approach


 Migrant Voice - Our approach

We strive to create a society where migrants have full equality and achieve positive change for migrants – countering racism and xenophobia, discrimination and unjust policies, bringing communities together and bringing social justice – change which benefits the whole of UK society. 

To achieve this, migrants need to build collective power and influence, ensure our rights are protected and have a seat at the decision-making table to set the agenda on migration.

Our mutually interconnected methodologies, guided by our Theory of Change, are:

  • We build a bigger, stronger and deeper community of migrant voices across the UK via our Migrant Voices for Change Network, made up of regional hubs.
  • We strengthen migrants’ ability to influence and shape the media and public debate through training, brokering stories to the media and working with journalists and editors.
  • We develop and conduct migrant-led campaigns and advocacy to change law and policy and individual outcomes, that are accountable to participating migrants.
  • We facilitate and act as an anchor for migrant-led initiatives of a wider migration justice movement in alliance with other movements, by convening, collaboration, capacity-building and representation.

Of the many achievements, we are most proud of the structural change we created in the media discourse on migration. Migrant Voice was established in 2010 to address an acute lack of migrants’ voices or perspectives in the media coverage of migration: debate about us was taking place without us. Our persistent work of placing migrants’ stories in the media has influenced the industry’s norm, and increasingly coverage about migration includes migrant voices and perspectives.

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Migrant Voice
VAI, 200a Pentonville Road,
N1 9JP

Phone: +44 (0) 207 832 5824
Email: info@migrantvoice.org

Registered Charity
Number: 1142963 (England and Wales); SC050970 (Scotland)

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