Migration and Forced Migration

War, economy, repression and violence have forced millions of people to become uprooted and migrate from their homes. As the conflict in the West Asia and North Africa region increases, the issues of migration and forced migration become the subject of heated political debate and a tool to polarize opinions and political standings influencing movements, policies and laws. Our program looks at migration as a social rights issue while factoring in the intersectionality of race, class, gender and economy by supporting alternative forms of knowledge production and advocacy. The program contributes to the strengthening of civil society stakeholders, individuals and collectives of migrants, stateless and refugees in their efforts to advocate, network and develop strategies at the national and transnational level. RLS stands behind their fight for justice and social rights through supporting initiatives that cover networking, archiving, documenting and producing knowledge in ways that enables collective political thinking.