Archive for the ‘Asylum Aid’ Category

Amnesty International UK is organising a mass lobby of parliament on 4 November 2009 to lobby MPs at Westminster on the No Recourse to Public Funds Rule. Many women come to the UK, often legally, in the hope of improving their lives. They may come on temporary work permits, student visas or spousal visas. Some […]

PDF Download Leading Article: p.1- 4 Key US cases relating to women asylum seekers Sector Update p.5-6 The UK Government has recently produced two reports for international bodies, detailing its progress relating to women’s equality.  Both fail to cover women asylum seekers’ issues. Significant Legal Issues p.6-7 Assessing whether an asylum seeker is a lesbian […]

The Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCORE) has launched an appeal to raise donations of sanitary towels for refugee and asylum-seeking women.  They are calling on shoppers to add an extra pack of sanitary towels to their basket or donate £1 to buy seven supermarket-value packs.  The campaign began after JCORE Support Coordinator Caroline Glasner […]

The Refugee Council has responded to a Government consultation on how to combat violence specifically against women and girls. In our response we strongly support the Home Secretary’s statement in the consultation document that ‘violence against women and girls is unacceptable, whatever the context, whatever the circumstances’. We stress that the strategy to combat violence […]

Asylum Aid have released their 83rd Women’s Asylum News mailout which leads with their recent research focusing on accomodation and homelessness problems for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender asylum seekers living in and returning to London. LGBT asylum seekers in the UK are encountering high levels of homelessness, discrimination and exploitation due to their sexuality […]