How we create change


Through our creative and educational activities such as English lessons, drama, yoga, radical knitting and more, we support women to build their confidence and skills. Our warm and welcoming space helps to combat the isolation faced by women seeking safety and creates pathways for women to rebuild their lives on their own terms.

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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 support refugee and asylum-seeking women to speak to the media, to parliamentarians, at events and through the arts.

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Working alongside refugee and asylum-seeking women in our network, we publish robust research on the experiences of refugee women; work with policy makers to make the case for a fairer asylum process; and creatively campaign to make change.

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Latest news

Our year: 2023

Our highlights of 2023: From celebratory parties, performing at public events, meeting with parliamentarians, and building community together - refugee and asylum-seeking women in our network met the Government's hostility and cruelty with hope, joy, and resistance.

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Yesterday, the Government’s cruel Rwanda Bill passed in the House of Commons.

Yesterday, 17 January 2024, the Government’s cruel Rwanda Bill passed in the House of Commons.  This Bill is in an inhumane, cruel and disproportionately expensive way to handle the asylum claims of people who desperately need a safe place to rebuild their lives. People seeking safety in the UK should have their claim heard in the UK, and the necessary support to heal and thrive as they rebuild their lives here. 

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