Today, Women for Refugee Women is delighted to welcome Andrea Vukovic to the team, as our new Deputy Director with a focus on external affairs.

Andrea says:

I’m delighted to be joining the inspiring team at Women for Refugee Women, an organisation that I have long admired for its commitment to empowering and supporting refugee women to become confident advocates for change.

At a time when refugee rights are facing unprecedented attack, the work of Women for Refugee Women and its partners has never been more urgent.

Building on the strong foundations of the organisation and working alongside women seeking protection, I’m looking forward to undertaking impactful and dynamic campaigns that will dismantle the increasingly hostile asylum system and build support for a more compassionate alternative.

Alphonsine Kabagabo, Women for Refugee Women’s director, says:

I am delighted that Andrea Vukovic has joined Women for Refugee Women as our Deputy Director, to lead our external affairs strategy. Andrea is coming to us from Asylum Matters where she led and established the organisation as an independent charity and co-led the award-winning Lift the Ban campaign. She is bringing a wealth of experience of leading impactful campaigns.

Andrea is joining us at an exciting time for the organisation, when we have just finalised our new strategic plan for 2022-2025. She will be working closely with me and the campaigning and communication team to continue to ensure we amplify the voices of women seeking asylum in UK to influence the changes they want to see, despite the increasingly hostile environment we are faced with. Her experience, skills and passion for campaigning for change will be a real asset in our fight for a more welcoming, humane and compassionate asylum system for the women we support.