Policy Briefing: Double Standards for Women Seeking Asylum in Europe

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Women seeking asylum in Europe face double standards. Measures for victims of sexual violence in conflict and victims of crime are not guaranteed to victims of the same sexual violence seeking asylum in the UK. Yet these measures would enhance credibility assessments. Credibility assessments have a disproportionate effect on women’s asylum claims particularly those based on gender-related persecution. Implementing these measures is therefore particularly important.

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