Publications

Human Rights Council report on human rights in Eritrea

A recent report by the Human Rights Commission highlights the systematic and widespread human rights violations occurring under the authority of the ruling government, The People’s Front for Democracy and Justice. The release of the report follows a couple of months after the publication by the UK government of a new Country Information and Guidance…

28 Too Many release Report on FGM In Senegal

It is estimated that 25.7% if women and girls (aged 15-49) in Senegal have undergone FGM, and there has been no significant change in rates in recent years. Although the Government criminalised FGM in 1999 with an amendment to the Penal Code, which also criminalises domestic violence and rape, and despite widespread knowledge of the…

Still Human Still Here release Report on two Iraq CIG reports

Still Human Still here identifies several inconsistencies in the Home Office CIG reports on ‘internal relocation’ and the ‘security situation’ in Iraq, released on December 2014 and April 2015 respectively. Country of origin information (COI) repeatedly notes how women are considered to be at heightened risk of targeted attacks and violence. Crimes of sexual harassment,…

FGM continues in “secret pockets” of Iran

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) continues to be practiced in four provinces of Iran, despite official denial and ignoring of the issue, according to a new report. Research undertaken over a period of five years in Iran shows that, while the practice is on the decline, FGM is still taking place in “secret pockets” of the…

Women’s Asylum News 131

In this issue of Women’s Asylum News are articles on a new report by the British Red Cross on the need for access to free legal advice for refugees pursuing family reunification, country of origin information about FGM in Senegal and Iran, and a critique of the Home Office guidance on Iraq. Click on the…

Falling at each hurdle: Credibility assessments in women’s asylum claims

When women seek asylum from human rights abuses, why is it that their stories are not believed and not considered credible? A negative credibility assessment is the No. 1 reason why women’s asylum applications are refused. In this video, Asylum Aid explores why. Many asylum-seekers may have experienced persecution because of their gender. Examples of…

Camilla Omollo from UCL STAR reflects on the Protection Gap Campaign

As a university student in London, it is easy to get lost in the blur of the fast-paced city, in addition to assignments and competitive job applications. To avoid falling into this bubble, I became involved with UCL’s Student Action for Refugees society (UCL STAR) as a weekly volunteer in my second year, and as…

28 Too Many Report on FGM in the Gambia

In 2010, the national prevalence of FGM for girls and women aged 15-49 years old in the Gambia is 76.3%, a two point decrease from 2005, according to a new country guidance report published by 28 Too Many. The 2013 figure is expected to drop an additional 1.4%. However, in areas with the highest prevalence…