Explore our varied research via the reports listed below.
This Erasmus+ funded project 'A Refugee Like Me' brought young people and their refugee peers together to discuss challenges and build policy suggestions for welcoming refugees in the UK and Europe. These educational resources will help make young people think about forced migration – becoming a refugee – through something to which they can relate to.
An interactive thought experiment to encourage young people to think about what it is like to be a teenage girl living in rural Philippines through something to which they can relate.
A study conducted by Dr Greg Brooks and Dr Maxine Burton to evaluate the impact of the Baytree Centre's application of the Spalding Method to teaching female adult learners reading, writing and spelling and improving their confidence in using English. The Baytree Centre is a Wonder Foundation partner in Lambeth, UK.
Read our response to the Government's 2018 Integration Green Paper.
Easier Transitions developed support for young people and the people who work with them as they move from education into adult life. This report explores the gap between what young people learn at school and what is expected of them in the workplace, and how volunteering makes the transition into the world of work a lot easier.
This 2017-18 Erasmus+ funded programme, 'Knowing Me, Knowing You', encouraged young people to think about how to make migrants feel more welcome in Europe. This policy aims to improve the accessibility of the Erasmus Programme to reach as many young people as possible (available also in locally-adapted Spanish and Slovenian versions).
This 2017-18 Erasmus+ funded programme, 'Knowing Me, Knowing You', encouraged young people to think about how to make migrants feel more welcome in Europe. This policy proposal believes that widening the age cohort for the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme to 16 to 29-year olds will enhance social integration between the British white majority, ethnic minorities and migrant groups (available also in locally-adapted Spanish and Slovenian versions).
This 2017-18 Erasmus+ funded programme, 'Knowing Me, Knowing You', encouraged young people to think about how to make migrants feel more welcome in Europe. This policy shows why it would be an investment to revitalise these centres and utilise the existing infrastructure to provide universal English language learning classes (available also in locally-adapted Spanish and Slovenian versions)
We are looking to learn more about the types of English language learning on offer to women, both accredited, formal, informal, and non-formal, so as to understand not only what helps women to learn English, but what gives them the confidence to use it and be empowered in their lives. We are particularly interested in hearing from those with an interest in women’s-only provision.
Speaking English is essential for integration, empowerment and economic opportunity in the UK. Wonder's 2016 research report reveals that vulnerable refugee women living here in the UK face significant barriers to learning the language and provides recommendations to the government to meet the complex needs of refugee and migrant women in order to support their personal development and integration into society.
Dr Raheal Gabrasadig was awarded a WONDER research grant to support her study "Female genital mutilation: Knowledge, training and experience of healthcare professionals at a London Hospital". The study shows that around 3/4 of healthcare professionals face barriers that prevent healthcare professionals from speaking to patients about FGM and that they need and want more training.
The Wonder Foundation has published our first report, ‘Estimating FGM Prevalence in Westminster’. The report reveals that an estimated 770 Westminster schoolgirls aged between 3-18 may be at risk of FGM. Furthermore, over 40% of the girls identified as being at risk are from countries where FGM is practised as a universal norm.