Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland

An “expensive, ineffective and unjust” system*

UK immigration removal centres and the Report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Immigration Detention   by Giovanna Fassetta, chair of Scottish Detainee Visitors   On the 3rd of March 2015 the … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Finding a voice: experts, insiders and outsiders

by Ima Jackson Expert Voices is a nationwide BBC initiative which aims to get more “BAME” (black, Asian and minority ethnicity) people who are experts in their field into broadcast … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Communities Uniting

by Kye Askins     On Saturday 28th Feb. I stood in Newcastle[1], with tears in my eyes. I wasn’t the only one. Upwards of 2000 people came together at … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Return to Homs (2013)

To mark four years since the beginning of the Syrian Uprising, GRAMNet Film Series will be screening the multi award-winning film, Return to Homs, directed by Talal Derki on Wednesday 18th March. … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Newcomers and hometowns: Linking local and migrant communities in Scotland

by Karin Friedrich     On 16 February, the day before Shrove Tuesday, roundtable participants gathered for a third time in the rooms of the Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII) … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chronicle of a deportation*

By Eleanor Staniforth†   I originally wrote this post in October 2010, shortly after the deportation of a good friend of mine, B. I had known B for over three … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Celebrating UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day: “Mother tongue – our emotional DNA”

by Beverley Costa This blog post was updated on the 25th February 2015 to include links to the White Paper on linguistic and cultural heritage in child protection work, which … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Papusza (2013)

This month is World Day of Social Justice, and to mark this event, we are very excited to introduce the award winning film PAPUSZA. This stunning film by Joanna Kos-Krauze & Krzysztof Krauze will … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pimp my holiday, bourgeois navel-gazing edition*

by Benjamin Thomas White†   If ever a piece of writing were going to turn me into a thoroughgoing cultural Marxist, Pico Iyer’s article about ‘slow travel’ in today’s Guardian … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Shimon’s Returns (2014)

A collector of memories and a seeker of good will, Shimon takes us on a journey through Poland and Ukraine, uncovering the brighter sides of dark times. This year is … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · Leave a comment
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