“A person becomes a person through other persons”: Ubuntu Women’s Shelter


At the start of May, we ran a workshop on the asylum process in Glasgow, and we were really happy to meet a couple of women representing Ubuntu Women’s Shelter.

Ubuntu – who have a brand new website! – are the first specialist service in the UK run and managed by people with lived experience of migration, asylum or destitution.

They say:

We represent 11 cultures, speak 14 languages and between us, we have more than 10 years of shared experience supporting destitute women.

We are defined by our no borders ethos and refuse to consent to the current border regime.

[Ubuntu] is our active, ongoing resistance to the dehumanising and brutalising effects of forced destitution entrenched in the immigration system.

Ubuntu are dedicated to providing emergency accommodation for women with no recourse to public funds. Their support includes hosting, referrals and advocacy.

They welcome non-binary folks and all women (cis and trans), including sex-workers.

Their work is crucial and their approach is inspiring. Please consider supporting their work if you can.

You can donate to them here:


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