Policy Responses

Asylum Aid Briefing for UN Special Rapporteur on VAW

Asylum Aid submits its contribution to the Briefing for the UN Special Rapporteur – VAWG Strengths, Challenges, And Gaps. The UK’s standards for dealing with VAWG in relation to women seeking asylum compare poorly with those for women experiencing VAWG in the UK or abroad, demonstrating a lack of due diligence and joined up government….

New Report on Preventing Childhood Statelessness

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) has published a new report, Preventing Childhood Statelessness in Europe: Issues, Gaps and Good Practices which is also available on the ENS website here. ENS has chosen to launch this publication on the eve of a series of events that will be held in Strasbourg from 7-9 April and…

Asylum Aid response to JCHR inquiry into VAWG March 2014

Asylum Aid’s response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) states there should not be a lesser standard of protection from VAWG for women who have come to the UK seeking protection from human rights abuses than the standard for women settled in the UK or for…

Asylum Aid and Rights of Women on girls threatened with FGM

Asylum Aid and Rights of Women today published their joint submission to the Home Affairs Select Committee, which is launching an inquiry into Female Genital Mutilation. The submission points out the ‘double standard’ in UK law which leaves girls vulnerable to being returned overseas to face FGM.

European Network on Statelessness submission to European Commission

“The majority of stateless people who call Europe home were born here, and are stateless in the only country they have ever known“. The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) has submitted this paper to the European Commission, to contribute to the debate on the future of EU Home Affairs policies. ENS is a civil society…

New Guidelines from the European Network on Statelessness

Good practice guide for statelessness The ENS campaign to secure protection for stateless people across Europe started in October 2013. This Guide is the first major publication in this campaign, and is intended to provide practical examples of how states have strengthened their own support for the stateless. It is hoped that this will reassure…

Labour National Women’s Conference and Women Seeking Asylum in the UK

Asylum Aid, Refugee Council and Women for Refugee Women have written to the Labour Party’s National Women’s Conference ahead of its meeting on 21st September. This time last year, Labour policy makers promised to create a society which was safe for every woman everywhere. At a time when women asylum seekers and refugees are so…