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How companies can mentor LGBTQ refugees in the UK
By the Organization for Refuge, Asylum, and Migration (ORAM), Stonewall, and Micro Rainbow | September 2021
Mentorship can be incredibly beneficial in helping LGBTQ refugees find work and advance their careers. A mentorship program aims to help LGBTQ refugees strengthen their professional skills, navigate a new job market, learn about cultural workplace norms, and work towards their career goals in their new host country.
This step-by-step guide provides companies in the UK with guidance on how to develop a mentorship program for LGBTQ refugees.
- Background section to provide context on LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, and the challenges they are likely to face when trying to enter the job market.
- Information for mentorship coordinators on how to recruit mentors, connect with a partner organization, match mentors and mentees, prepare mentors, and measure impact.
- Information for mentors, including suggested content for each meeting with their mentees.