Women Asylum Seekers Together, London
Women Asylum Seekers Together London is a group of women who have sought asylum in the UK. This is an open and inclusive group which welcomes all women at any stage of the asylum process to a weekly drop in, yoga, English classes and lunch. It provides opportunities for women to become engaged with campaigning with Women for Refugee Women, and other activities including dance, knitting and photography.
If you are a woman who has sought asylum, come and meet the group any Monday during term-time. Travel expenses and lunch for everyone.
All women with children should come to our sessions on Mondays during term-time, 11am - 12.30pm. A chance for you and your child to learn English together, with fun activities and time for playing.
- Yoga: 11am-12.30pm
- Mums and children English lessons: 11am-12.30pm
- Beginner and intermediate English classes, and transitions class: 12-30-2pm
- Lunch 2pm-3pm
- Intermediate and advanced English classes, and writing workshops: 3-4.30pm
- Rainbow Sisters group for lesbian and bisexual women - 4.30-6pm
- Book club: 5pm-6pm
Address: Tindlemanor, 52 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT | Tel: 07852 765193 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The London Refugee Women's Forum
The London Refugee Women’s Forum is a group of women who have sought asylum in the UK, who are campaigning and speaking out about the issues that concern them. The members of the Forum come from countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Uganda, South Sudan and Bolivia. The Forum has presented evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee, and spoken at events including a Stand Up for Women comedy night alongside Jack Whitehall and Sara Pascoe, and a Department for International Development high-level policy summit alongside Justine Greening, Minister for International Development.
The Forum also meets for a weekly drama class to feel empowered, tell their stories, build confidence and self-esteem, and to work towards performance pieces. This class is also open to interested members of WAST.
Rainbow Sisters is a new group open to all lesbian and bisexual women who have sought asylum in the UK. The group is a supportive, confidential and welcoming space for women to come together.
The group meets on Mondays during term-time, from 4.30-6pm. Travel expenses paid.
Address: Tindlemanor, 52 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT
For more details contact Sarah: 07950 118 998
Refugee women around the UK
All over the UK, refugee women are speaking up and organising for themselves. As well as supporting our two groups in London, we also work in partnership with many groups in other cities, including Manchester, Cardiff and Birmingham.
Women Asylum Seekers Together, Manchester
Women Asylum Seekers Together, Manchester is a group of women who have sought asylum in the UK. The members are often in vulnerable situations – isolated, traumatised, in ill health, facing destitution, homelessness, and deportation. But they refuse to be invisible and are making their voice heard. WAST Manchester provides a safe and secure women-only space and a source of support and empowerment.
Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group
Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group, Wales works with and for refugee women in order to bring about positive changes in the refugee system and to enhance the ability to rebuild lives. This group is committed to campaigning on women’s asylum issues, to promote social cohesion, build confidence and self-esteem, and to enhance active citizenship. WSSAG Wales empowers and supports women seeking sanctuary in Wales to voice their needs and represent themselves at strategic and policy making levels. Address: Adamsdown Resource Centre, 10G Moira Terrace, Adamsdown, Cardiff, CF24 0EJ | Tel: 029 20 460 899 or 07902 562 111 | Email: email@example.com
Hope Projects, Birmingham
The Hope Projects work to support and empower destitute asylum-seekers and others barred from public funds in the West Midlands. Women of Hope, the Hope Projects' women's group, meet weekly in a Hope property to learn new skills and support each other.