Publications

International Commission of Jurists: Refugee Status Claims Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – A practitioners’ guide

Widespread human rights abuses continue to be perpetrated against people based on their real or imputed Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI). The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has published a practitioner’s guide to claims to refugee status for reasons of sexual orientation and/or gender identity under the Refugee Convention. The ICJ expresses concern that…

Women on the Move Awards

At the Women on the Move Awards ceremony on 11 March 2016, inspirational women took centre stage at the Royal Festival Hall. The awards were presented by Samira Ahmed, with Livia Firth, Phyllida Lloyd, Zahera Harb and Lindsey Hilsum, and were held as part of the WOW (Women of the World) Festival on in The…

Women’s Asylum News 134

In this issue of Women’s Asylum News, women and children now make up the majority of refugees arriving in Europe, lone women at risk in Pakistan, and progress on our Protection Gap campaign in the European Parliament. Click on the image below to read!

Press Release: Asylum Aid in merger talks with Migrants Resource Centre

LONDON – March 8, 2016 – Migrants Resource Centre and Asylum Aid announced today that they are engaged in merger discussions. Both charities provide support for migrants and refugees across the UK. Between them, the organisations provide a wide variety of services including immigration and asylum legal advice; health, housing, debt and employment advice; English…

Policy Briefing: An Inspection of Asylum Casework March – July 2015

Despite the input of women refugees/asylum seekers and practitioners to this inspection, we are disappointed that the Chief Inspector’s report does not include any statistics disaggregated by gender.  The aspects of the report that are particularly relevant to women seeking asylum are therefore limited and we have not sought to draw any conclusions from them. This…

Protection Gap campaign reaches Europe!

On 8 March 2016, International Women’s Day, members of the European parliament voted in a resolution on the situation of women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU. Crucially, this resolution includes all the demands from the Charter campaign to close the Protection Gap.  Asylum Aid provided a briefing and follow-up lobbying to inform the…