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Women for Refugee Women works across a range of media to give voice to women’s experience in the asylum process.

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Recent media coverage

April 2024

Eleftheria Kousta, Fair Planet, 16th April 2024.

Rwanda Act: ‘I’ve Spoken To Countless Female Refugees Who Are Terrified’

Georgia Aspinall in conversation with our director Alphonsine Kabagabo, Grazia, 26th April 2024.


February 2024

Lauren Crosby Medlicott, on behalf of ‘Anu’, The Metro, 6th February 2024.

“The waiting is terrible, I wake up screaming”: thousands living in limbo amid UK asylum backlog

Sian Norris, The Observer,  11th February 2024.


November 2023

Braverman sacked: The Home Secretary’s controversial record 

Samantha Dulieu, The Justice Gap, 13th November 2023.


October 2023

Prison Inspectorate raises concerns for worrying decline in safety at Yarl’s Wood

Ceren Sagir, The Morning Star, 4th October 2023.

 

After one year as Prime Minister, here’s everything Rishi Sunak has done for women

Kimberley Bond and Amber O’Connor, Cosmopolitan, 25th October 2023.

 

Flooded Portaloos and outbreaks of scabies: Activists want ‘appalling’ Manston asylum centre closed

Charlotte Elton, The Big Issue, 26th October 2023.

 

My parents ordered female genital mutilation to take the devil out of me

‘Anu’ (a Rainbow Sister), The Metro, 28th October 2023.


June 2023

What sort of nation goes back to indefinitely detaining children, asks bishop

Ed Thornton, The Church Times, 12th June 2023

 

Migrants ask Sainsbury’s, IKEA, and Bravissimo to boycott Mitie

Jasmine Owens, Ethical Consumer, 16th June 2023

 

Horrific levels of violence and racism among immigration staff as suspensions double

Aaron Walawalkar and Nick Sommerlad, Daily Mirror, 25th June 2023

 

Katherine Hearst, Middle East Eye, 27th June 2023


May 2023


December 2022

‘It left a scar on me’: Locked up in the UK’s women-only immigration centre

Lauren Crosby-Medlicott, Open Democracy, 14 December 2022


November 2022

Concerns pregnant women blocked from receiving healthcare while ‘illegally detained’ at Manston

Maya Oppenheim, The Independent, 3 November 2022

 

Love as a radical act

Sarah Day, Wear and Resist, 24 November 2022


October 2022