10 Best Practices for Engaging with Refugee Leaders: A Guide for Centering Displaced People in Policy Advocacy
by CWS, Refugee Advocacy Lab, and Refugee Congress
This is a great resource to read before engaging in conversation with refugees and will help ministry leaders and workers be more aware of cultural and emotional needs of refugees.
“For too long, people who have experienced displacement have been absent from the policy tables and discussions that affect their lives. Increasingly, however, advocates, policymakers, members of the media, and others are more proactively collaborating with refugee leaders to inform and drive their work forward. This is a positive development, and ultimately it makes for more authentic and impactful work. But these engagements must be rooted in equal and meaningful partnership. Ten best practices below, identified by refugee leaders from our network, can help ensure that this collaboration is meaningful and not extractive….”