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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Two wonderful women who used to attend our English lessons and have since got their refugee status and rebuilt their lives are half way through serving the delicious lunch they cooked for over 100 women who are attending our drop-in today!

This is the Twitter I love - 40 mins ago a refugee woman comes in feeling desperate, 30 mins ago @4refugeewomen tweets out a request, 20 mins ago someone answers with a buggy! Sure beats angry twitter. https://t.co/10BPSmeRXw

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Latest News

Build the Future – training retreat in Manchester for refugee women

15 refugee and asylum-seeking women came together in Manchester for 3 days of intensive training on research skills, working with Parliament, storytelling and communicating for change. 

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The Home Office unlawfully detained trafficked Chinese woman for almost 6 months

‘This case exposes how vulnerable women are being harmed by current Home Office practice. It is crystal clear that many women who are being locked up in Yarl’s Wood are victims of trafficking, including forced prostitution, and yet instead of following its own rules to protect victims, the Home Office is subjecting them to detention and threats of deportation. Change needs to happen, fast.’ - Natasha Walter

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