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're currently supporting over 350 women and for some, it will be their first Christmas celebrating with us.

Give a gift to show the refugee and asylum-seeking women in our network that they are being thought of at Christmas.

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On Wednesday, @EndHassockfield organised a vigil outside Hassockfield detention centre to remember lives lost in detention.

Our spokesperson, Agnes, said "I will keep fighting to stop them from locking up women at Hassockfield and harming more people.”

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Latest News

52 organisations unite to tell Priti Patel that the Nationality and Borders Bill will have a ‘cruel and discriminatory’ impact on women

Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 52 organisations supporting women write to Priti Patel expressing profound concern about the devastating impact that the Nationality and Borders Bill will have on women and survivors of violence.

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Legal Opinion: The Nationality and Borders Bill will harm women

The legal opinion of Stephanie Harrison QC and barristers Ubah Dirie, Emma Fitzsimons and Hannah Lynes of Garden Court Chambers is that the Bill will "disproportionately adversely disadvantage women and girls". In advice prepared for the charity Women for Refugee Women, the barristers state that a number of measures within the Bill are incompatible with Home Office policy, UK case law and international standards on refugee protection and human rights, and therefore open to legal challenge.

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Women for Refugee Women submits evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee on ‘Equality and the UK asylum process’

Women for Refugee Women (WRW) has submitted evidence on Equality and the UK asylum process to the Women and Equalities Committee.

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