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“The interviewer was difficult to deal with and I faced more problems with the interpreter at the trial. He was just not willing to translate fully what I was saying. He was skimming over very important things like he didn’t want to talk about some of the things I was saying.”
These two films demonstrate the barriers women face in the asylum system due to their gender not being taken into account.
Random Acts is a drama based in an asylum tribunal following one woman’s journey through the asylum process
Falling at each Hurdle: credibility assessment in women’s asylum claims discusses how a lack of knowledge and understanding by asylum interviewers and interpreters can effect whether a woman asylum seeker is believed at her interview.
This film has been shown to all Home Office screening and asylum support staff. We think this should be extended to Home Office decision-makers as part of their training.