See us at events in London and Brighton around Refugee Week, plus later in the summer at Glastonbury Festival and Women & War Festival. More events to be announced...
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Left Field @ Glastonbury Festival, Friday 24 June, Worthy Farm, Somerset
Our trustee Nimco Ali will represent Women for Refugee Women on the Left Field panel debate, Immigration: A World Without Borders? Click here for more details.
Women and War Festival, Wednesday 6 July, 4-6pm, 6 Frederick's Place, London EC2R 8AB
Members of London Refugee Women's Forum will perform the poem Set Her Free. The performance will be followed by a discussion, led by the performers. All proceeds raised will be donated to Women for Refugee Women. Click here for more details.
Encampment by Good Chance Theatre, Thursday 4 August, 8-9.30pm, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
Having set up a temporary theatre of hope at the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp, Good Chance presents their series Encampment at the Southbank Centre, as a space of welcome and expression, housing a daily programme of theatre, art, music, discussion and workshops, with special guests and performances.
On the evening of Thursday 4 August, Women for Refugee Women will join Good Chance for a panel discussion on the importance of refugee women's voices. Click here for more information.
Crossing Borders Festival Brighton, 20 June 2016
On World Refugee Day, members of the London Refugee Women's Forum performed their poems Anyone Can Be A Refugee and Set Her Free at a lunchtime concert by Brighton and Hove Interfaith Choir, as part of the week-long Crossing Borders Festival. The performance also gave us a lovely excuse for a day-trip to Brighton with members of Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST) London - and even some wind-swept fun on the beach once the rain cleared up!
Refugees Welcome at London's Southbank Centre, 19 June 2016
We were proud to open the Refugee Week celebrations at London's Southbank Centre with poetry performances by London Refugee Women's Forum. The women performed their own poems, Anyone Can Be A Refugee and Set Her Free. WAST London member Ntombi also led her African dance troupe Nyakaza in a lively performance of traditional songs and dance.
Parliamentary event on the detention of pregnant women, 22 March 2016
In partnership with Bhatt Murphy and Medical Justice, and hosted by Caroline Spelman MP (Conservatives), we organised a Parliamentary event to discuss the need to end the detention of pregnant women.
We were joined by speakers Stephen Shaw (author of the Home Office commissioned review into welfare of vulnerable detainees), Louise Silverton (Royal College of Midwives), Stephanie Harrison QC (Garden Court Chambers), and a refugee woman who was detained while pregnant. You can read more about this event on our blog.
International Women's Day protest outside the Home Office, 8 March 2016
We gathered to celebrate and demonstrate on International Women's Day, along with a host of brilliant female performers and speakers.
More than 100 people, including 50+ refugee women, joined us to send a strong message to Home Secretary Theresa May: It is time to SET HER FREE!
Find out more and check out some of the brilliant photos from the day on our blog.