Protecting, promoting and advancing the rights and freedoms of migrants and refugees.
To promote and strengthen the rights and integration of migrants and refugees in South Africa, through providing individual advice, publishing research, raising awareness, and advocating for legislative and policy reform and its proper implementation.
Scalabrini’s Advocacy Programme operates a paralegal advocacy advice and referral service to walk-in clients from 9am to 12pm from Tuesday to Friday. The service includes free paralegal advice and referrals in Cape Town, and practical assistance in the following areas:
The Advocacy Programme aims at promoting human rights and integration of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in South Africa. It does this through providing a free paralegal advice and referral service at our walk-in advice office; as well as publication of research; raising awareness; advocating for legislative and policy reform and the proper implementation of such legislation. In addition, the advocacy programme engages in litigation where necessary, in order to address systemic barriers encountered by asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in South Africa. The Advocacy Programme has four key long-term projects or focus areas. These include assistance to unaccompanied and separated foreign children; high level advocacy; Angolan cessation; and provision of a walk-in advice and referral service.
Our volunteers come from all over the world and bring a diverse set of experiences, knowledge and abilities. They support every aspect of Scalabrini’s programmes, from English lessons and administrative support, to outreach and advocacy work.