Lewisham tells rape survivor she can no longer be housed, Lewisham News Shopper 5 Feb 2021

By Grainne Cuffe  Local Democracy Reporter - Lewisham, Southwark and Lambeth Lewisham Council tells rape survivor she can no longer be housed Lewisham Council told a rape survivor it was housing to either go back to her home country or she would have to find somewhere else to stay.   Marian Okeibunor, a mum of two who left Nigeria … Continue reading Lewisham tells rape survivor she can no longer be housed, Lewisham News Shopper 5 Feb 2021

Asylum seekers fear deportation if they accept virus crisis help, say campaigners

CamdenNewJournal The independent London newspaper 21 April, 2020 — By Helen Chapman Cristel Amiss from Global Women Against Deportations is among those calling for immigration status for asylum seekers ACTIVISTS based at Crossroads Women’s Centre in Kentish Town are calling on the government to do more to protect asylum seekers during the coronavirus outbreak. Campaigners say that … Continue reading Asylum seekers fear deportation if they accept virus crisis help, say campaigners

Woman says she was raped by legal aid lawyer after being trafficked to UK, Independent 31 Dec 2019

The following is an excerpt from the article. Read the full article in the Independent here. Aisha says she went back to the Home Office last year to challenge this decision and handed back the document detailing her successful application. She is now submitting a proper application for asylum with the help of Women Against … Continue reading Woman says she was raped by legal aid lawyer after being trafficked to UK, Independent 31 Dec 2019

Thousands of asylum seekers not reporting rapes due to Home Office stigma and ‘culture of disbelief’

We recently got featured on The Independent! The following is an excerpt from the article. Read the full article here. "Women Against Rape, which provides legal advice to victims, found two-thirds of asylum-seeking women using their services were destitute. All the women surveyed had endured rape or other sexual violence in their home country but only … Continue reading Thousands of asylum seekers not reporting rapes due to Home Office stigma and ‘culture of disbelief’

Political refugee wins ‘massive’ victory against Town Hall

CamdenNewJournal COMMUNITY Council accepts young woman with PTSD is a priority case after legal challenge 25 January, 2019 — By Tom Foot Jackie Santana Lopez ‘I felt like no one  cared about me’ SUPPORTERS of a political refugee who was tortured in prison say they have scored a “massive victory” after the Town Hall accepted it had botched … Continue reading Political refugee wins ‘massive’ victory against Town Hall