Film "No Place for Me" and publication "Blind Alleys" launch from ORAM

ORAM (Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration) will sponsor “Pathways to Protection,” the official launch of its new publication “Blind Alleys” and the groundbreaking documentary film “No Place for Me,” on June 17th, 2013 at the Open Society Institute at 1:00 PM in Washington, D.C. in recognition of World Refugee Day.
 
“No Place for Me” is a film that candidly presents the dire circumstances faced by sexual and gender non-conforming refugees in Uganda, South Africa, and Mexico. The film follows individuals as they flee persecution and violence in their home countries and struggle for survival in their countries of refuge. Told in through the voices of the refugees, the film portrays in unblinking honesty, the challenges faced by these forced migrants.
 
Producers say that “Blind Alleys — The Unseen Struggles of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Urban Refugees in Mexico, Uganda and South Africa” is the most comprehensive work ever published on LGBTI refugees in search of safety in urban areas. The three-part compendium is based on scores of interviews with refugees, refugee professionals, community leaders and government officials in Mexico, Uganda and South Africa. It includes a powerful guidance tool for NGOs, governments, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and program funders.
 
You can join ORAM for this landmark event in the fight to bring LGBTI refugees to safety at The Open Society Institute (1730 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, D.C.) on Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 1:00 PM. More information on this even is available at: http://oraminternational.org/en/pressroom/eventsIf you wish to attend the event, please RSVP to info@oraminternational.org.

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