Asylum from Rape - Campaigns

5 May 2022

The campaign against the Nationality & Borders Act will go on ON April 28 the Nationality & Borders Act became law. It was voted through by members of parliament despite determined opposition in the House of Lords. At the last stage the Labour Party caved in and the bill was voted through. So now there …

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26 April 2022

Female refugees condemn Home Secretary’s Rwanda deal as ‘modern-day slavery’ FEMALE refugees from Africa condemned Home Secretary Priti Patel’s Rwanda deal as modern-day slavery today during a protest against the Nationality & Borders Bill. Members of the All African Women’s Group (AAWG) of asylum-seekers warned that the lives of people sent to the East African …

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23 April 2022

House of Lords MUST STAND FIRM! Scrap the Nationality & Borders Bill PROTEST: Tues 26 April 1-3pm Old Palace Yard Westminster London On Tuesday the racist Nationality and Borders Bill comes back to the Lords, at the same time as the hated Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill, which undermines the right to protest. Both these …

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24 February 2022

‘Shortage occupations’ change is not such good news for asylum seekers THE shortage of care workers had led the government to expand the list of “shortage occupations” and allow asylum seekers who have been waiting more than 12 months for a home office decision to apply to work in this sector. This seems like good …

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The Nationality and Borders Bill is an attack on women

24 February 2022

The Nationality and Borders Bill is an attack on women The Nationality and Borders Bill is currently in the House of Lords committee stage. It is due back to the Lords on 28 February, 2 and 8 March. The Bill will then go back to the House of Commons where it is likely that the …

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Briefing & proposed amendments to reduce the devastating effect of the Nationality & Borders Bill on traumatised victims of rape and domestic violence

19 January 2022

Briefing and proposed amendments to reduce the devastating effect of the Nationality & Borders Bill on traumatised victims of rape and domestic violence Contact: asylumfromrape@womenagainstrape.net 020 7482 2496, @AgainstRape Introduction Women Against Rape (WAR) has been supporting women seeking asylum from rape for the last thirty years. Since 2002, WAR has worked closely with the All …

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Women Oppose the Nationality & Borders Bill

5 January 2022

All African Women’s Group speak out against the Bill, 5 Jan 2022 The Nationality and Borders Bill will undermine the rights of people to claim asylum; criminalise those who survive the peril of the seas and those who try to help them; bring in measures that break international refugee and maritime law, including the push …

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Video: Between the devil and the deep blue sea

14 December 2021

A lunchtime online Q&A webinar hosted by All African Women’s Group and Global Women Against Deportations at the Crossroads Women’s Centre. Filmed Tues 14 December 2021 All African Women’s Group and other organisations counter the lies this current government tells about immigrant people arriving in the UK, and spells out how we can come together …

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EVENT: Between the devil & the deep blue sea

4 December 2021

EVENT: A lunchtime online Q&A hosted by All African Women’s Group and Global Women Against Deportations at the Crossroads Women’s Centre. Tues 14 December 12.30-2pm.   Free registration: CLICK HERE Hear from women asylum seekers who have made the dangerous journey to the UK and who can counter the lies put out about people fleeing for …

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Video: Up from Destitution

1 December 2021

Up from Destitution, a survey of women seeking asylum and making immigration applications in the UK. Nearly half of the women surveyed had no income at all and 60% are living on an income so low that they are officially destitute. 44% had suffered rape; 73% had suffered domestic violence and this was one, if …

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