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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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Was she set free?

Was She Set Free? on International Women’s Day, March 8 2018, at Parliament, United Kingdom By Ruvimbo Mutyambizi, Protection Gap Advocate Remember 8th March this year – at the door step to parliament in Westminster, the slogans of the day were: Set Her Free, shut down Yarl’s Wood and #All Women Count! Then, given entry to parliament – the…

Women’s Asylum News

September Women’s Asylum News. In this issue you will find: The story of how Asylum Aid and its partners secured childcare for women attending asylum interviews July special update of Women’s Asylum News. In this issue you will find: Personal impressions of participating in the All Women Count event in parliament by Ruvimbo Mutyambizi Information about MRC’s new Women’s…

All Women Count mass lobby of parliament

The Protection Gap Advocates took part in the All Women Count mass lobby of Parliament focusing on women migrants/refugees/asylum seekers’ rights on International Women’s Day, Thursday 8th March 2018.  This was organised by Women for Refugee Women and supported by many organisations including Asylum Aid.  The Protection Gap Advocates joined more than a hundred women for…

Three steps towards a fair asylum appeals system – Debora Singer MBE

A report published today by Catrin Nye and Leo Sands of the Victoria Derbyshire programme confirmed that there is a significant disparity in the rate at which appeals are granted in different asylum appeals tribunals across the UK. Legal representatives have a major role to play in ensuring applicants are able to put forward their…

Forced Marriage Claims by Women Seeking Asylum at the Upper Tribunal

by Dr. Nora Honkala, Lecturer in Law at City, University of London. The context in which asylum seeker women who flee forced marriage and seek asylum in the UK, is undoubtedly complex. First-instance decision-making in the refugee determination processes has been repeatedly shown to be of poor quality. This has included research revealing the culture of…

Through her eyes – new research from Asylum Aid 

by Debora Singer MBE, Senior Policy Advisor at Asylum Aid “I felt like I was on my own in there and everyone was against me.” This is how a woman asylum seeker describes her asylum appeal.  These words are taken from Asylum Aid’s new research, Through her eyes: enabling women’s best evidence in UK asylum…