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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Excellent report by @gavinengelecho of the @TheNorthernEcho of this weekend's demonstration against Hassockfield IRC. Well done to all the organisers, incl @No2Hassockfield and @4refugeewomen & supporters @GulwaliP @katefoxwriter @marykfoy etc

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Latest News

A Judge has Granted Permission for our Legal Challenge: We’re Taking the Government to Court in June!

For the first time ever, we’re taking the Home Office to court! A judge has reviewed our case against a new detention centre for women and has granted us permission to move to the next stage, and we now have a two-day hearing at the end of June. 

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Welcoming Andrea Vukovic as our new Deputy Director!

Today, Women for Refugee Women is delighted to welcome Andrea Vukovic to the team, as our new Deputy Director with a focus on external affairs.

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‘Cruel and inhumane’: UK government plans to send people seeking asylum to Rwanda

Today, Priti Patel and Boris Johnson announce their cruel agreement to fly people seeking asylum here in the UK 4,000 miles away to camps in Rwanda.
We are in total opposition to these disgraceful plans and call on the government to scrap them immediately.

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