ASKV Refugee Support
ASKV is an Amsterdam-based organisation providing legal assistance and social support to rejected asylum seekers in the Netherlands. Over the past thirty years, ASKV has supported undocumented migrants with a refugee background by providing shelter, legal and social assistance, daytime activities, and vocational training. Within the organisation there is a dedicated focus on direct assistance to stateless persons and we work on structural improvements in their situation including through strategic litigation, research and awareness campaigns. ASKV is a vocal advocate for refugee and stateless rights, both locally and nationally and engages in direct policy advocacy for durable improvements in Dutch policy. ASKV’s multifaceted approach to assistance and support for undocumented (stateless) refugees ultimately aims to secure their right to residence in the Netherlands and end their precarious and marginalised existence.ASKV Refugee Support website
Asylos Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Asylos is a global network of volunteers providing free of-charge Country of Origin Information (COI) research for lawyers helping people seeking international protection with their claim. Asylos works to ensure that people seeking asylum or undergoing similar legal procedures have access to crucial sources and data to substantiate their claim. We also train lawyers in COI research methods and review COI produced by governments and intergovernmental organisations. More information can be found on Asylos' website.Asylos Charitable Incorporated Organisation website
Bhutanese Community in The Netherlands (BCN)
Bhutanese Community in The Netherlands (BCN) is an association of all the former Bhutanese Citizens who came to the Netherlands as refugees and are now living in the Netherlands. It is a non political, non profit, non religious and purely an association that runs through voluntary contributions from its members and sympathisers.
BCN was primarily formed in September 2009 for the following major purposes:-
1. To unite all the former Bhutanese Citizens who are living in The Netherlands after being evicted from Bhutan.
2. To assist them for getting Dutch Citizenship/eradicating statelessness in the community and for the effective integration in the Dutch Society with proper knowledge of Dutch Language and their ways of living.
3. To work commonly for the preservation and promotion of our mother tongue, positive parts of our culture and traditions besides giving more focus to Dutch Language and integration.
4. To show support and solidarity to both our community members and other communities during needs and emergencies.
5. To provide platform for our community members to show their skills and talents by organizing periodic cultural programs, seminars, workshops, leadership trainings and other related productive gatherings.
6. To act as a network with our communities living in other parts of the world and make effort to work together towards preserving our common history, documents and other precious articles.
7. To make effort to bring awareness about our existance with our local communities and government by inviting them in our cultural and other events time to time.
8. To make possible efforts for the reconnection with families and friends living back in Bhutan
Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion is an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to leading an integrated, inter-disciplinary response to the injustice of statelessness and exclusion. We believe in the value of research, education, partnership and advocacy as means to promote the inclusion of the stateless and the disenfranchised. We aim to develop and share our skills and expertise with partners in civil society, academia, the UN and governments, and to serve as a catalyst for change. The Institute is registered as a Foundation under Dutch Law, and has an affiliation with Tilburg University, the Netherlands.Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion website
Kerk in Actie
We are the church in action: a worldwide community of people who believe. Who believe in God and in each other. A real church is an active church. We are the Protestant Church in the Netherlands in action: two million members (of 17 million habitants), over 1600 local congregations are active on behalf of their fellow men and women, near and far. No one is excluded. All are welcome. We are touched and inspired by Jesus Christ and the Bible’s call to take care of widows and orphans, prisoners and refugees. It is our calling to share what we have received.Kerk in Actie website
New Women Connectors
Working together, a team of immigrant, migrant and refugee women have mobilized themselves to propel Anila’s vision into a movement. By raising awareness through facilitated platforms of discussion addressing the challenges and opportunities migrant / Refugee women face in European cities and cultures, New Women Connectors aims to create policy and community shifts surrounding these matters.
Envisioned, created and led by migrant refugee women, New Women Connectors focuses on ensuring all voices are heard and responded to, so that migrant refugee women can feel empowered. We believe that by creating an open platform, we can facilitate individual and group reflection through the exchange of dialogue and listening to one another. As a result, these efforts can, and will, lead to collaborative feasible solutions of urgent matters migrant women and newcomers face in European cities.
New Women Connectors aims to demonstrate how, through the power of voice, individuals can reflect on and recognize the capabilities we together- as migrant women - have and share.