How We Create Change

We empower refugee and asylum-seeking women to speak out, become leaders and advocate for change. Through English lessons, drama and other activities we support women to build their confidence and skills. Our network helps to combat the isolation faced by women seeking asylum and creates pathways for women to rebuild their lives with dignity.


When women tell their own stories, they can change minds and build understanding about what it means to seek safety in the UK. We work to ensure that refugee women can speak to the media and at public events, and we partner with arts organisations and influential women who help to amplify refugee women’s voices.


We publish robust research on the experiences of refugee women and work with policy makers to make the case for a fairer asylum process. Our Set Her Free campaign against the detention of refugee women has achieved widespread recognition and real policy change. We believe that all women have the right to safety, dignity and liberty.


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'Inch by inch, he used the system'. The Right to be Believed, migrant women facing #VAWG in the hostile environment. Cases from @lawrsuk @imecewomen @LBWPWomen @magpieprojectuk @4refugeewomen Kiran @AwrcOfficial @kmewo #StepUpMigrantWomen

Earliest available appointment for a failed asylum seeker to lodge further submissions at the only permitted location in the entire UK (Liverpool): 3rd September at 11am. Why exactly does the person need to wait 3.5 months to travel to Liverpool to hand deliver a bundle?

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Latest News

Marchu Girma gives evidence in Parliament on how the draft Domestic Abuse Bill fails women with insecure immigration status

"Three women a week die because of domestic abuse in this country. We are talking about women’s lives. The cost of inadequate protections for women with insecure immigration status can be their lives. Protection must be needs-based, not status-based." - Marchu Girma, deputy director of Women for Refugee Women

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Refugee women and other campaigners visit Parliament to call for a 28 day time-limit on detention

Today, women from our network joined campaigners from Amnesty International UK, Liberty and Freed Voices to deliver a petition 100,000-signature petition to the Home Office calling for an end to indefinite detention. We met with MPs from across the political spectrum, including Harriet Harman, Andrew Mitchell, Tim Farron and Stuart McDonald who expressed their support for the campaign.

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