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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The Home Office's equality impact assessment on the Nationality and Borders Bill admits some of the discrimination and dangers we have been warning about.

These plans lack evidence and will harm people who are seeking safety.


🕒Wednesday 20 October 2021, 4.30pm
📍Parliament Square, London

Show your solidarity with refugees fleeing climate catastrophe, war & persecution.

More details here:

@SwR_UK @4refugeewomen

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Women for Refugee Women's response to the recent government announcement (18 August 2021) of a resettlement programme for Afghan refugees.

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As the Taliban retake power in Afghanistan, Women for Refugee Women urges the UK government to step up and do all they can to ensure that women and girls are protected.

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This brief review of the year shares some of our highlights from April 2020 to March 2021. We hope you enjoy reading it!

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