Welcome to Refuge from Rape & Destitution – campaigning by Women Against Rape and the All African Women’s Group to expose and end the horrific injustice women face in the asylum system, and government imposed destitution that they and their children suffer as a result. We are part of the Global Women Against Deportations coalition (GWAD).

We provide rape and domestic violence victims with resources to understand and pursue their legal cases – see self-help tools available on this site. The All African Women’s Group runs collective self-help sessions and provides ongoing support for members. Women taking part in our sessions over the past five years have had a 100% success rate at appeal despite the pandemic and increasingly hostile environment. Read here about three recent victories and see section on “Legal cases“.

We had to move our work online because of the pandemic but were delighted to resume meeting and working together in May!

Read about our continuing opposition to the Nationality & Borders Act, and Priti Patel’s terrible Rwanda plan under the “Campaign” section. Newsflash: just published article about the impact of the new legislation on women here.