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Throughout its history, DPIA has been involved in multiple research papers highlighting issues and promoting positive change for refugees and asylum seekers. Here’s some information about some of the main ones…

This report, created in collaboration with Glitter Cymru, looks into the experiences of LGBTQ+ asylum seekers living in Home Office accommodation in Wales. 

LGBTQ+ Asylum Seeker Housing Needs Report

Public Health Wales and Swansea University – 2019
This study investigated the health, wellbeing and healthcare experiences of adult asylum seekers and refugees in Wales. By discovering what the health needs and experiences of asylum seekers and refugees were, organisations were informed about how they should adapt their services. DPIA played a crucial role in the production of this study, facilitating data collection by connecting academics with refugee and asylum seeking individuals that were willing to participate in the research or join the research team. Dr Melody Rhydderch of DPIA was an author of this report.

The full report can be read here.
Read more about the report on the Public Health Wales website.

Public Health Wales – 2020

A report on the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on asylum seeking and refugee children. DPIA was involved in discussions on this topic at the research’s task and finish group.

Welsh Government – 2020
A report on the ambitions of refugee populations, and how these individuals may be supported to achieve in terms of employment. DPIA contributed by attending consultation workshops. Faruk Ogut, our Chief Coordinator, was interviewed for this study.

Dr Hade Turkmen- 2019

Our Chief Coordinator, Faruk Ogut, was interviewed for this research that looked into the barriers BAME women face with employment in Wales.

Welsh Government – 2019
This paper sets out the vision of the Welsh Government to build a Nation of Sanctuary for refugees and asylum seekers. DPIA’s advocacy role in the Asylum Rights Programme plays a primary part in these plans.

Ashra Khanom et al – 2019
Research on the experiences of asylum seekers, refused asylum seekers and refugees in Wales accessing unplanned and emergency health services. Dr. Melody Rhydderch was an author of this research, with DPIA listed as her author affiliation.

National Assembly for Wales – 2017
DPIA was one of the main stakeholders referred to when producing this broad report on refugees and asylum seekers. DPIA provided oral and written evidence, which can be seen throughout.

SALTO Cultural Diversity Resource Centre – 2017
A publication on issues of identity and diversity from those working with young people throughout Europe. Eleri Williams of DPIA was one of the authors, and writes of the importance of our advocacy forums as a method of empowering refugees to have their own voice (pp.41-43).

Gabriel Roberts – 2015
A study into the challenges of language learning facing displaced medical professionals when returning to practice in the UK. DPIA facilitated interviews and access to the WARD group, as well as sending out questionnaires. The acknowledgements state the views of the WARD participants formed the backbone of this study.

Lucy Jackson and Rhys Dafydd Jones – 2014
A study on the social constructions of ‘Welshness’ and the participation and inclusion of migrants in Wales. The creation of this research included working in depth with DPIA, and conducting focus groups with our service users.

Anne Hubbard, Joanne Payton & Dr Amanda Robinson – 2013
This research on violence against migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women in Wales helps to fill an evidence gap, and identifies issues to ensure that these particular and very complicated issues were not neglected within Welsh policy. The Wales Migration Partnership (of which DPIA is a member) is acknowledged for it advice and assistance with this research.

Jen Maman & Helen Muggeridge | Oxfam – 2011
A guide for community organisations working with sanctuary seeking women. DPIA was thanked in the acknowledgements for its help in producing this paper, as well as being used as an example of ‘Best Practice’ throughout.

Sarah Clarke | Welsh Refugee Council – 2011
Research into the process and impact of age assessments and disputes in Wales. Interviews were conducted with children’s advocacy representatives from DPIA. Louise Kalicinski (our Children and Young Person’s Project Worker) was personally thanked for her contribution in the acknowledgements.

Mahfoud Amara et al. – 2005
An evaluation of policy and practice in the UK which sought to identify ways in which sport has been used for the social inclusion of asylum seekers and refugees. DPIA was involved in this research through one-to-one interviews and discussions, with DPIA sports-based activities being used as case studies.

“Education is a right for every child and a critical opportunity. For children and adolescents worldwide, it holds the key to a life with less poverty, better health and an increased ability to take the future into their own hands. For nations, it holds the key to prosperity, economic growth, and poverty reduction.”

Louise Kalicinski (Children and Young Person’s Project Worker) and Faruk Ogut (Chief Coordinator and Resettlement Team Coordinator) were key informants interviewed for the production of this research. To read its findings in full, click here.

National Assembly for Wales – 2017

Aled Edwards of DPIA provides a consultation response to the National Assembly for Wales upon the work of DPIA (pp.285-287).

This paper details the obstacles faced by refugees when accessing employment opportunities. Faruk Ogut waas interviewed for this paper