Refugee Week 2011 takes place this week across Scotland!
In Scotland, the programme is co-ordinated by Scottish Refugee Council and includes a vibrant mix of theatre, dance, exhibitions, film screenings, sports, seminars and community celebrations, which are held all over the country.
This year Refugee Week Scotland is inspired by the idea of courage, and marks the 60th Anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention, which continues to be important in ensuring that people in danger of persecution in their own countries are granted protection in other nations.
They invite us to join them during Refugee Week to celebrate the contributions refugees have made to Scotland over the past 60 years. A number of exciting projects and events will happen throughout the week - there's something for everyone.
Refugee Week is all about having fun, broadening horizons and breaking down barriers. Importantly it also aims to celebrate the contribution refugees have made to the UK, and promote understanding about the reasons why people seek sanctuary.
Watch Courage : 60 Years of the UN Refugee Convention, a new short film made especially for Regugee Week 2011 here.