We are conscious of the large amount of expertise and experience that already exists about SOGI asylum claims, and we would like to encourage — and very much appreciate — input and ideas from SOGI-based asylum seekers and refugees and from the individuals and organisations that work with them.
Here are some of the ways in which you can support our project:
- Complete our surveys for people claiming asylum because of sexual orientation or gender identity, LGBTQI+ people claiming asylum, and anyone who works with LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum (until the end of March 2019):
- Join the SOGICA mailing list (sign up in the website footer) to receive regular newsletters about the project’s progress, including opportunities to get involved.
- Tell us if you or anyone you know would like to be interviewed for the project, or simply meet us to discuss ways in which we can work together. In this case, please visit our Fieldwork page.
More generally, if you are happy to share your stories or experiences with the SOGICA team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to reply as soon as possible.
Any information we receive will only be used for the project with your permission, and please tell us if you wish this to be on an anonymous basis. We respect the privacy and confidentiality concerns of all our contributors and supporters, as well as adhering to the ethical standards for research of the University of Sussex.