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ORI PRIDE: Supporting Equal Access for LGBTQ Refugees

ORI PRIDE: Supporting Equal Access for LGBTQ Refugees posted on Jun 18

Within refugee communities and during the general resettlement process, LGBTQ refugees face significant challenges. They may have suffered trauma and stigmatization in their home or secondary countries based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, and may still suffer or fear that they will suffer   …Continue Reading ORI PRIDE: Supporting Equal Access for LGBTQ Refugees

Massachusetts Celebrates Africa Week 2014

Massachusetts Celebrates Africa Week 2014 posted on Jun 11

The Office for Refugees and Immigrants is delighted to join Governor Deval Patrick in celebrating Africa Week. ORI’s mission is to promote the full participation of refugees and immigrants as self-sufficient individuals and families in the economic, social, and civic life of Massachusetts. Given the myriad trials   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Celebrates Africa Week 2014