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The Protection Gap Advocates are a group of refugee women campaigning to improve the asylum process for women seeking asylum. If you are interested in joining read this.
Early in the campaign a group of women refugees associated with the Evelyn Oldfield Unit came together as the Protection Gap Advocates to work with Asylum Aid to support the campaign. They have focused on informing women asylum seekers and their lawyers about the measures demanded in the campaign to support the full implementation of the Home Office Gender Asylum Action Plan.
As well as the Protection Gap Advocates in London there are three other groups of refugee women actively involved in partnership in the Protection Gap campaign:
Refugee Women’s Strategy Group (Glasgow)
Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST) (Manchester)
DEWA (Development and Empowerment for Women’s Advancement) (South Yorkshire)
Here, Khedija and Princess A talk about the campaign and the Protection Gap Advocates’ activities:
The campaign has produced some really helpful resources and undertaken activities aimed influencing government to close the protection gap. Some of our activities include: