The Boaz Trust is involved in local awareness-raising through roadshows, events and the media.
We aim to get true representations of asylum seekers reported in the press; if this is something you can help with, please get in touch!
Sound Off For Justice
We are currently part of a coalition fighting the proposed cuts to Legal Aid- this is a national campaign which you can read more about at Sound off For Justice’s website.
This is what our Director Dave has to say on the matter:
“As an organisation that works with some of the most vulnerable people in the UK, we have seen the devastating effects of Legal Aid cuts on our clients. In Manchester there are now times when there is not a single solicitor available to take on fresh asylum claims through Legal Aid. If the measure of a civilised society is the way it protects the most vulnerable, I am concerned that any further cuts will, in practice, no longer afford us the right to call ourselves civilised.”
Sign the petition TODAY. The campaign states that:
“By signing this petition you will be joining thousands of people who also believe that access to justice for society’s most vulnerable is an integral part of our legal system.”
Previous campaigns or ongoing work
We also partner with other organisations to campaign on a national level for the rights of asylum seekers in the UK. In 2009 we took part in the Strangers into Citizens rally calling for an earned amnesty for undocumented migrants who have been in the UK for 4 years or more, highlighting the plight of destitute asylum seekers.
In 2008 we were part the provocation which led to the Centre for Social Justice setting up an Asylum Committee, which produced an excellent report entitled ‘Asylum Matters’. We provided evidence for their research.
Check out the following websites to see how you can get involved in national campaigns:
For ongoing campaigns go to the NCADC website.