Help Fund Int'l Legal Fellowship Serving Refugees
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This FundedJustice is created to help fund a fellowship with Refugee Solidarity Network. The legal fellowship is projected to be on-location in Istanbul, Turkey for a minimum of 6-months, working with Refugee Rights Turkey. More

My name is Morgan Moone and I am seeking your support to help fund a legal fellowship with Refugee Solidarity Network. This fund was set up to help cover the cost of living during the six-month unpaid placement. This position encapsulates the values, goals and aspirations that I have sought to integrate into my everyday life. I engage in advocacy work fervently, hoping to make impactful change through both litigation and long-term policy objectives, and to bring meaningful and tangible justice to communities burdened by societal or governmental oppression. 


Refugee Solidarity Network is a United States-based 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to protect and expand refugee rights through the support of three field offices in Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria. Focused on creating a rights-based response to humanitarian crises, Refugee Solidarity Network, in conjunction with local offices, seeks to promote legal advocacy, capacity building and greater understanding of refugee and human rights. The legal fellowship is projected to be on-location in Istanbul, Turkey [1] for a minimum of 6-months, working with Refugee Rights Turkey, a leading NGO in Istanbul that provides free legal assistance to refugees.

 

Turkey now hosts over 300,000 non-Syrians and 2.7 million Syrian protection-seekers, illustrating the enormous need for legal and social advocacy. There exists a severe shortage of qualified legal assistance providers that are familiar with international, regional and national norms and legal structures. Through the RSN fellowship program, this gap is decreased.

 

I have secured a small grant through the National Lawyers Guild Haywood Burns Fellowship, and intend to continue applying for more grants. The money gathered will be directly utilized to support the fellowship by providing living expenses needed to sustain a six-month placement in Istanbul. My minimum need is $10,000 (adjusted here to account for the Haywood Burns Fellowship), and I am asking for contributions of any size to help further my efforts.

[1] Geographic placement subject to change dependent on country conditions, UNHCR process determination, and need.

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