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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The brilliant @4refugeewomen are hosting our next webinar, 'Telling Stories, Creating Change', on March 18. Hear how they enable refugee women to tell their stories and build solidarity at the grassroots, influence the public, and change policy.

If one person can change the world, imagine how powerful a whole movement can be. Shout out to our brilliant partners marching with us for an equal world, for the future of the planet & for women and girls everywhere. Join us on 8/3/2020 to #March4Women:

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Latest News

“Will I ever be safe?” Asylum-seeking women made destitute in the UK

Our new research shows that the Home Office is making asylum-seeking women homeless, hungry and vulnerable to abuse.

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Women for Refugee Women: leadership news

Today, 4 December, Women for Refugee Women says a huge thank you to our outgoing chair of trustees, Liz Page, and welcomes our new chair, Rachel Krys. We are also glad to announce a new initiative, the Refugee Women Lead programme for asylum-seeking and refugee women who are interested in joining charity boards

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