Olivia Ndoti, is a Zambian national, who since arrival in Scotland has become an established advocate in challenging and raising awareness of NRPF government policies that force women (and men) into homelessness and complete destitution. Olivia is a valued member of the Grace Women Project team and is passionate about highlighting the ongoing problems experienced by refugee women in Scotland. Olivia has lived experience of homelessness and destitution and understands the challenges faced by many other women.
Olivia has spent many years campaigning to raise awareness of No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) and the devastating impact it has on lives. Through her tireless work, Olivia was invited to provide evidence to the Scottish Government Human Rights Committee at Holyrood in 2017. Olivia regularly speaks within Scottish Universities and has provided various TV news interviews to raise awareness of the injustices faced by many that have sought refuge and safety in Scotland.
Olivia has gained extensive experience working with different refugee support organisations, however, realised there remained a desperate need for more services, particularly organisations that provided accommodation for those failed by the system.
You can read more about Olivia's story on the links provided.