In December 2019 we conducted research into a sample of 52 cases of women we'd worked with together over the previous six months. Key findings 22 helped to report rape as grounds for asylum (42%) of whom: 4 granted Refugee Status by Home Office (18%)3 still in the process of getting a decision (14%)12 whose … Continue reading Impact of support on women’s cases
Thanks to everyone who wrote in her support. See here for international press coverage Marian Okeibunor is a rape survivor and mother of two young children. Until last week she was housed by social services in Lewisham. She and her family were cruelly evicted and are now homeless and destitute. Please write to demand that … Continue reading Marian Okeibunor and her children have been housed!
A rape survivor in one of our self-help cases session had never been able to speak about the rape and exploitation she suffered after losing her parents as a child. “I am very scared to open up because of the things I went through. I grew up a camp in Uganda without my family with … Continue reading Home Office interview traumatises victim and prevents her from reporting rape
WAR was alerted to the existence of guidance for judges about the treatment of vulnerable witnesses by Ms B. Having met us in Refugee Week 2008 in Belfast, she felt able to report rape for the first time as grounds for asylum. But the delay in her providing this information was seized on by the … Continue reading Our pioneering work puts the onus on judges to protect “Vulnerable Witnesses”
WAR stalwart and All African Women’s Group joint chair has won asylum after a nine year delay, followed by a substantial award in path-breaking case from the Home Office for (some) of the damage this caused. On 20th August, a group of us went to Hatton Cross Tribunal Centre to support our much-loved friend and … Continue reading Asylum for Anna* – at last – and compensation for nine year delay by Home Office!
On 20th August, a group of us went to Hatton Cross Tribunal Centre to support our much-loved friend and colleague, Anna Cross*, at her long-awaited asylum appeal hearing. As a girl, Anna and her family made a treacherous journey to the UK to escape the threat of honour killing. Anna has grown up in the UK … Continue reading Human Rights Vigil at Tribunal – August 2019
"When we started campaigning about my case I was not very hopeful. I am really surprised and was uplifted when I saw the great response." Ms Mohammed started her fight for family reunion by applying for - and winning! - legal aid to appeal against the Home Office's cruel refusal. There's still time to unite … Continue reading Support grows for lesbian mother’s fight for family reunion