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.

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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.

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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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We've been encouraged by all the creative ways people have fundraised for us from home during this difficult time. From Zoom yoga to a virtual pub quiz, our lovely supporters have found new and fun ways to support asylum-seeking and refugee women:
https://www.refugeewomen.co.uk/fundraise-at-home/

ICYMI Thursday night's #WEspeak, with @ManduReid, @SholaMos1, @dianayeh, Priscilla Dudhia from @4refugeewomen & Carol Cooper exploring the impact of the coronavirus crisis on #BAME women, curated by our BAME caucus, it’s available here to watch again:

https://youtu.be/3qJLSpiLalU

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Latest News

Our year: 2019-2020

This brief review of the year shares some of our highlights from April 2019 to March 2020, as well as an update on how we are adapting our work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Women for Refugee Women and partners submit evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on people with protected characteristics

Together with Women Asylum Seekers Together Manchester, Women with Hope in Birmingham and the Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group, we have submitted evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee on the impact of Covid-19 on asylum-seeking women.

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