Voice for All
RWCA is pleased to announce that our proposed project, “Voice for All,” has secured vital
funding that aligns closely with the grant program’s objectives. This project aims to address
the issue of low voter participation rates among the Kurdish and Turkish immigrant
communities in London, providing them with essential information about the importance of
voting and how to exercise their voting rights.
Our community faces specific challenges, including language barriers, limited awareness of
the significance of voting, and a sense of not fully belonging to the UK due to immigrant
status. We are also aware of recent changes to the UK electoral system introduced by the
Elections Act (2022), impacting elections, campaign rules, and parliamentary oversight of the
To bridge these gaps and empower our community, we have assembled a team of experts
fluent in both Turkish and English, with a deep understanding of human rights and voting
importance. They will facilitate workshops on democratic processes, voter registration, and
civic engagement, ensuring language support and translation services. Additionally, our
digital awareness campaign will leverage social media, influencers, and local media outlets
to reach a wider audience.
The project will focus on democratic literacy, raise awareness about the Electoral
Commission’s changes, and highlight the equality implications, especially regarding the
introduction of photo Voter ID. We will maintain strict impartiality throughout all project
activities, promoting democratic participation without endorsing any political party or
“Voice for All” aims to empower Kurdish and Turkish immigrant communities in London,
fostering a sense of belonging, civic responsibility, and active participation. By promoting
equitable access to the electoral process and raising awareness about the importance of
voting, we aim to create a more inclusive and democratic society.
We will keep our community informed about this important initiative as we work towards
empowering democratic participation and social inclusion.