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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 […]

Seeing Double: Seeing Double has a launched a new report on ethnic minority women and poverty with Oxfam GB. Poverty pathways: ethnic minority women’s livelihoods reviews the key evidence and demonstrates how policy thinking needs to shift in order to adequately address the poverty facing ethnic minority women in Britain and ensure they are not […]

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 […]

The Equality Bill Following the July 2008 government response to the 2007 public consultation, the Queen’s speech in December 2008 announced the introduction of the Equality Bill to Parliament at some point within 2009. The aim of the Equality Bill is to significantly streamline and strengthen discrimination legislation in Britain by distilling nine pieces of […]

The Women’s Resource Centre have released a new report on funding to the womens voluntary and community sector in England 2004 – 2007. This report maps women’s organisations across all of the English regions. WRC have looked at areas organisations work in, equalities strands focussed on and tracked income and expenditure data for 2004 to […]

Womens Views on News is a new online news service established by freelance journalist Alison Clarke. The aim is to offer a global news service, telling stories about women or from a woman’s perspective. It will also include feature articles and opinion pieces, but the focus will always be news. Stories will not just reflect […]

The Home Office is collecting view points from across the country on violence against women You can get your voice heard: Online – via the Home Office Survey In Person – where the Home Office Opinions bus visits Responding directly to the Consultation – by writing of emailing addresses provided via link Find out more […]