Publications

Lebanese authorities break sex trafficking ring exploiting Syrian women

Sex traffickers are taking advantage of the catastrophic Syrian war and are exploiting Syrian women who are desperately trying to leave their country. The Associated Press (AP) has reported that the Lebanese authorities have broken a sex trafficking ring which had exploited 75 Syrian women for nearly two months. The traffickers persuaded the young women…

Women’s Asylum News 135

In this issue of Women’s Asylum News, it’s “Time to Act” on double standards for survivors of sexual violence, the long-term mental health struggles of women survivors of different types of trafficking, and issues affecting trans women in detention.  Click the image below to read!  

UN Commission on the Status of Women: a missed opportunity

The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) met in March 2016 and called on UN member states to “address sexual and gender-based violence as an integral and prioritized part of every humanitarian response”. But it failed to provide strong language on the issue of refugee women and girls, reports Open Democracy. Recent reports…

Refugee Rights Data Project: Calais survey reveals women at risk

Nearly half of women residing in the Calais settlement camp report that they never feel safe, and many have experienced violence by police and non-police citizens. The Refugee Rights Data Project has collected first-hand independent data regarding the situation in the Calais refugee camp. The data is intended to ‘plug the gap’ on information relating…

Double standards: sexual violence in conflict

Women experiencing sexual violence deserve to be treated with the same standards wherever they are. The Government’s commitment to women experiencing sexual violence during conflict needs a clearer action plan.   The intriguing couple of Angelina Jolie and former Foreign Minister, William Hague MP created commendable international momentum through their Global Summit in London in 2014. …