Independent: How the Nationality and Borders Bill will affect women refugees and asylum seekers

24 January 2022. Charities and organisations working with women refugees and asylum seekers have warned the bill is ‘harmful and discriminatory’ to women in particular. Lauren Crosby Medlicott reports If we had claimed asylum under the Nationality and Borders Bill after travelling through so many countries to get here, we would have been put in detention and not granted … Continue reading Independent: How the Nationality and Borders Bill will affect women refugees and asylum seekers

Morning Star: Patel’s borders Bill will ‘destroy us,’ refugees in Britain warn.

14 December 2021 by BETHANY RIELLY FEMALE refugees living in Britain spoke out yesterday against the Nationality and Borders Bill, warning that the changes will “destroy” the lives of other asylum-seekers. Members of the All African Women’s Group (AAWG) who have experienced Britain’s asylum system warned that the proposals will make an already “horrendous” system … Continue reading Morning Star: Patel’s borders Bill will ‘destroy us,’ refugees in Britain warn.

Canary: Women asylum seekers to ‘counter the widespread lies’ about people fleeing for safety.

13 December 2021 by Peadar O'Cearnaigh  On 8 December, Priti Patel’s controversial Nationality and Borders Bill passed its third reading in the House of Commons. Some MPs and campaigners were outraged and labelled the legislation racist and inhumane. Labour MP Zarah Sultana said it was: an attack on refugee rights, criminalising boats rescuing people at sea and violating … Continue reading Canary: Women asylum seekers to ‘counter the widespread lies’ about people fleeing for safety.

Ham & High: ‘I was terrified’: Ugandan woman wins asylum thanks to women’s centre

23 November 2021 by Sally Patterson A lesbian woman from Uganda has won her asylum claim to remain in the UK thanks to a Kentish Town women's centre. Ms Hazina fled from Uganda - where homosexuality is illegal - after her girlfriend was killed once their relationship became known. Forced to leave behind her other … Continue reading Ham & High: ‘I was terrified’: Ugandan woman wins asylum thanks to women’s centre

Metro: Traumatised and alone – why are we still sending survivors of abuse to detention centres?

7 November 2021 by Lauren Crosby Medlicott Following years of violence at the hands of her husband, in 2002, Gloria Peters fled her home country of Kenya. It had been a difficult decision to make, and one that saw the mum-of-one leave her son with her sister, in a bid to protect him from the uncertainties … Continue reading Metro: Traumatised and alone – why are we still sending survivors of abuse to detention centres?

Independent: Expert panel discussing violence against women in the UK during live event

13 October 2021 by Maya Oppenheim The cruel murder of Sarah Everard by a serving police officer has shone a spotlight on violence against women and girls and police failures to properly tackle these issues within their own ranks. Streets up and down the UK were flooded with tens of thousands of protesters in the immediate aftermath of Everard’s … Continue reading Independent: Expert panel discussing violence against women in the UK during live event

Independent: ‘My life is frozen’: The asylum seekers condemned to a decade of limbo by Home Office delay.

1 August 2021 by May Bulman rom the age of 15, every time Sara saw a letter on the doormat, she would feel a pang of hope. Rushing to pick up the envelope, she imagined this was it; her life could now begin. But each time, for nearly 10 years, there was disappointment – it … Continue reading Independent: ‘My life is frozen’: The asylum seekers condemned to a decade of limbo by Home Office delay.