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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“A refugee is a human being who is looking for protection, safety & a chance to rebuild their life.
This #AntiRefugeeBill focuses on punishing people who have to cross borders. I want to see refugees being treated with dignity, love & empathy” @AKabagabo

Yesterday we joined our sisters from @4refugeewomen in a fantastic solidarity rally to tell the government that we oppose the #AntiRefugeeBill.

"Say it loud, say it clear; refugees are welcome here!"

Thanks to all the extraordinary speakers! #TogetherWithRefugees

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Latest News

Women for Refugee Women give evidence in Parliament on how the Borders Bill will harm women

On 23 September 2021, Women for Refugee Women's director, Alphonsine Kabagabo, and Research and Advocacy Coordinator, Priscilla Dudhia, gave evidence to the Nationality and Borders Bill committee, a group of MPs who are currently examining the proposed legislation.

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Women for Refugee Women submits evidence to the Borders Bill committee

Women for Refugee Women has submitted written evidence to the Parliamentary committee examining the Nationality and Borders Bill on the harms that the proposed legislation would cause women seeking safety in the UK.

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Our response to the government announcement of a resettlement programme for Afghan refugees

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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