Rainbow Refugee Committee

The RAINBOW REFUGEE COMMITTEE is a participatory and collaborative committee formed by, for and with people from the LGBTQIA+ community who have experienced forced migration.

The aim of the committee is to :

  • Support, inspire, coordinate, and above all unify the action and strategic thinking of people in IPR (International Protection Request) and refugees from the LGBTQIA+ community living on Belgian territory;
  • To promote the socio-economic integration of IPR applicants and refugees from the LGBTQIA+ community on Belgian territory by acting as a mediator with the authorities at all administrative levels of the state apparatus (municipal, regional, community, federal, European and international);
  • To support and advise, through a mainly advisory role, governmental authorities and civil society actors in the formulation and implementation of correct integration policies for IPR persons and refugees from the LGBTQIA+ community in Belgium;
  • To prepare and support LGBTQIA+ IPR persons in their refugee status recognition procedure;
  • To accompany LGBTQIA+ refugees in their journey towards Belgian citizenship;


The activities of the committee are :

  • The setting up of workshops and discussion groups ;
  • Accompaniment and support in the asylum procedure ;
  • Job coaching workshops ;
  • Jndividual interviews ;
  • Setting up LGBTQIA+ community protection actions in the countries of origin of RAINBOW REFUGEE COMMITTEE members ;
  • Organization of conferences, permanency at the RainbowHouse bar, meetings with the “general” public, etc…..


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