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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Powerful video from @4refugeewomen about the lack of Home Office protection for Chinese women who have been trafficked into sexual or labour exploitation - to be watched

Tweeting today quotes from the Parliamentary debate on the immigration detention of trafficked people, secured by @jessphillips & held on 9 July. Keep the pressure on MPs, from all parties to #EndIndefiniteDetention

You can read the whole debate here.

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Latest News

“From one hell to another”: The detention of Chinese women who have been trafficked to the UK

Today, Women for Refugee Women releases new research finding that the Home Office is harming vulnerable Chinese women who have been trafficked to the UK by routinely locking them up for long periods of time in detention.

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We are recruiting a Grassroots Coordinator

Join our team! Women for Refugee Women is looking for a dynamic and committed Grassroots Co-ordinator to carry through our activities in London for refugee and asylum-seeking women.

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