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One Strong Voice is the UK’s first coalition of campaigners with lived experience of the immigration and asylum system. Our vision is a welcoming and non-discriminatory immigration and asylum system that treats people with humanity, dignity and fairness.

One Strong Voice
United Kingdom

One Strong Voice

Somalia, Uganda, Iran, Iraq, Rwanda, Kenya, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, Turkey, Georgia, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo

We support communities from:


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Staff Members


Refugees Supported

Advocacy and campaigning

Civic and political participation, Freedom from torture

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"Our 24 day alternative advent calendar campaign in collaboration with Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream. It was about ‘hopes and dreams’ of refugees in a bid to inspire the government to ‘adopt a more compassionate approach to the way they treat refugees."
One Strong Voice on Taking The Lead

Why is the Taking The Lead network important to you?

"Taking the Lead is a non-judgmental space where we can share our challenges, hopes and dreams whilst encouraging each other. It allows us to network and understand the global sector for Refugees Led organisations."

With more funding and resources, our organisation could...

"build capacity, lead advocacy in the refugee sector, and campaign to end of the hostile environment that refugees face."

A shift from negative to positive narratives about refugees would lead to...

"a more welcoming environment for refugees ensuring that they are treated with dignity and helped to rebuild their lives."

If refugees could influence decisions that affect them, it would mean...

"a rich diverse society where we learn from each other and grow as a community."
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"We would have more capacity and be able to influence in more spaces. We also be able would carry out research allowing us to have the data we need to show the facts, whilst raising awareness and be relied on as lead experts in the refugee sector."

See who else is part of Taking The Lead?

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