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.
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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
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?
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
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.
16 September 2021 by Lauren Crosby Medlicott Women don't feel able to share their trauma with border authorities and so don't get a fair hearing for their asylum claims, a survey shared with VICE World News says. At 17 years old, Becky was called into the office of her Catholic priest, also the headteacher at … Continue reading Vice: They Fled Sexual Violence. The UK Made Their Trauma Worse.
“My family was treated as if we were irrelevant, not important, not human. The case worker is a white woman and behaved like she wanted us out of her face – that is racism. If one of the mothers in the All African Women’s Group hadn’t stepped forward to house us and we all hadn’t … Continue reading Abuse victim wins battle for housing, The Prisma 1 March 2021