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Refugees are often faced with impossible choices. If you were in their shoes, what would you do?

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Protection Gap campaign influences Home Office Action Plan

Following an extensive postcard campaign, the Home Office included all five of our demands in its Gender Asylum Action Plan produced in March 2015. We are encouraged that the Home Office is continuing to engage with us on their progress on the issues we have raised.  They are taking our concerns very seriously and we are pleased…

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. …

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…

Policy Briefing: Double Standards for Women Seeking Asylum in Europe

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…

1,223 postcards for protection to close the Protection Gap for women asylum seekers

International Women’s Day on 8th March marked the end of the postcard phase of the Protection Gap campaign. We had a fantastic response from supporters across the whole UK and we’re delighted to say that from the Scottish Highlands down to Brighton, parliamentary representatives from every part of the country and every political party have received…