Refugee Rights Turkey (RRT) is an independent national NGO based in Istanbul. RSN and RRT have worked together continuously since 2015. The partnership has revolved around ensuring accessible, quality legal assistance for refugees and asylum-seekers in Turkey, and ensuring the sustainability of RRT as a center for expertise for practitioners and civil society working with refugees in Turkey in a legal capacity. For more information about the impact of the partnership see our Impact Assessment report.
BLAST is one of the leading legal services organizations in Bangladesh, and the only one that provides access to legal aid across the spectrum, from the frontlines of the formal justice system to the apex court. It prioritizes support to women, men and children living in poverty or facing disadvantage or discrimination.
RSN and BLAST collaborated on a joint research and advocacy initiative examining how Bangladeshi law and policy can be applied in a protective manner for the Rohingya refugee community hosted in the country. See our joint publication Beyond Refuge.
Naripokkho (NP) is a membership-based, women’s activist organization working for the advancement of women’s rights and entitlements and building resistance against violence, discrimination and injustice.
RSN and Naripokkho collaborated from 2019 through 2021 to help convene a national platform for civil society organizations to jointly advocate for the improvement of conditions for Rohingya refugees in the country. Naripokkho facilitated consultations and forums that were critical to RSN’s research reports Beyond Refuge and Undoing Precarity. RSN also held a Conversation with founding member Shireen Huq in NY alongside other awareness-raising events.
Sin Fronteras IAP is a secular, non-governmental, nonprofit Mexican civil society organization, whose mission is to contribute to the promotion, protection and defense of the human rights of migrants and subjects of international protection, in order to dignify their living conditions through direct attention and advocacy in the public agenda.
RSN and Sin Fronteras have collaborated on a number of initiatives including a knowledge and experience-sharing event that allowed for Turkish and Mexican rights advocates to directly engage with one another. See our report Bridging Refugee Rights for more info.
Musawi is an independent organization based in Lahore, Pakistan with a broad and multi-disciplinary research mandate and emphasis on all facets of development.
RSN collaborated with Musawi to inform Undoing Precarity as well as a regional assessment and experience-sharing initiative in response to Afghan displacement (see the Considering the Protection Needs of Afghan Refugees in a Regional Context report) alongside other activities seeking to address displacement and the rule of law in Pakistan.
Center for Legal Aid Bulgaria mission is to promote the rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers on the territory of Bulgaria, through legal aid and advocacy.
RSN and CLA have collaborated on an initiative in partnership with Boston University Law School examining detention conditions for refugees and migrants. See our report for more.
PILnet builds networks of public and private sector actors to put the power of law to work for civil society. PILnet coordinates the GRF Legal Community Pledge; a Pledge made by RSN and over 100 legal actors, to work together to leverage resources and networks to address the legal needs of refugees and others forcibly displaced.
RSN is proud to join together with partners to amplify our voices on refugee rights through our membership in key forums, such as the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), International Detention Coalition (IDC), and the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN). Together, our voices are stronger and more impactful in supporting meaningful change.
The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) is an open and growing network consisting of more than 340 civil society organizations and individuals from 28 countries committed to advancing the rights of refugees in the Asia Pacific region. APRRN aims to advance the rights of refugees and other people in need of protection through joint advocacy, capacity strengthening, resource sharing and outreach.
International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) is a platform for increased collaboration and coordination between NGOs and other humanitarian actors, which is crucial to improving the lives of communities affected by humanitarian crisis.
International Detention Coalition (IDC) is a unique global network. Of over 400 civil society organizations and individuals in more than 90 countries, that advocate for, research and provide direct services to refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants affected by immigration detention.
Since launching in 2014, RSN has been generously supported by the following:
The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) of the US Department of State supports RSN’s efforts in Turkey, the world’s largest refugee host country. Since 2014 RSN and Refugee Rights Turkey have benefitted greatly from PRM support, with the goal of assisting Turkey implement its new migration and asylum framework.
Since 2018, OSJI has worked with and supported RSN on efforts to respond to the Rohingya refugee crisis affecting South and Southeast Asia. OSJI and RSN are carrying out research and capacity development with civil society actors in the region.
RSN was among one of the first recipients of the Tent Foundation Challenge in 2015. The Tent Foundation lent support to RSN’s efforts to secure legal protection for refugee children. The grant provided an opportunity to further develop programming at RSN’s sister organization Refugee Rights Turkey, and make connections with advocates working on child protection in neighboring Greece and Bulgaria.
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