Publications

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

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 Vote Project and how to join Summer edition of Women’s Asylum News. In this issue you will find: Erosion of protections for domestic violence survivors in…

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…