Publications

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…

LGBTI Resources

Together with the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group we have compiled a list of resources to help anybody involved in representing a person seeking asylum on the basis of their sexual or gender identity or expression. These include links to: Home Office statistics and guidance UNHCR guides and information ICIBI reports Country information Case law…

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…

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…

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…

Monireh Moftizadeh: champion of women’s asylum rights

We are sad to report that Asylum Aid’s first women’s caseworker, Monireh Moftizadeh, passed away recently. Having come to the UK as a refugee from Iran, Monireh became an indefatigable and pioneering specialist on women’s asylum issues. As an Asylum Aid caseworker and a member of the Refugee Women’s Legal Group for 13 years, Monireh…