Seeking asylum in the UK as a woman can result in legal and practical struggles to establish the need for protection as a refugee. This blog post will explain the key struggles faced and how the Home Office have applied assistance over the years to female immigrants, whilst also discussing the problem areas that still remain today.
Last week, a group of civil society organisations released a report that raises acute concerns about the discrimination and violence against asylum seeking women in the UK.
Surviving the UK’s asylum/immigration system isn’t easy. Whether people are granted the right to remain or not, many people are scarred by the experience of… Read more »
by Victory Sanu-Goodness @queenvictoryy Victory Sanu-Goodness arrived in the UK at seven years old. Now 20, she is a writer, radio host, & youth activist. She co-hosts… Read more »
The vast majority of women seeking asylum in Britain are survivors, too. They need to go to court to win their right to asylum. They are subjected not only to the toxic culture of disbelief confronting British survivors but to a deeply embedded culture of denial underpinned by racist and anti-refugee sentiment. And a new report by Asylum Aid is set to reveal how thoroughly that system is failing them.
Women for Refugee Women has spent over three years researching the condition of asylum-seeking women in the UK and listening to their experiences. Earlier this… Read more »
A personal account from Michael Collins, ons of the Coordinators at Right to Remain. On Saturday I joined several hundred people at the Shut Down… Read more »
Campaign from Black Women’s Rape Action Project and Movement for Justice Update: “The intimidation backfired because Alice is not an isolated individual. Other T-shirt protesters… Read more »
“Without the support of LISG, I know those women would have been removed”. Keelin McCarthy, barrister at Lamb Building, was just one of the people… Read more »
“Come together. We don’t have to like each other. We don’t have to eat from the same plate. But we are going through the same… Read more »