Asylum from Rape - Campaigns

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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‘I was terrified’: Ugandan woman wins asylum thanks to women’s centre’

27 November 2021

Sally Patterson, 23 November 2021 https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/kentish-town-crossroad-women-supports-ugandan-asylum-seeker-8498126 ‘I was terrified’: Ugandan woman wins asylum thanks to women’s centre’ A Ugandan woman won her asylum claim thanks to The All African Women’s Group, based at Kentish Town’s Crossroad Women – Credit: Women Against Rape A lesbian woman from Uganda has won her asylum claim to remain in …

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Traumatised and alone – why are we still sending survivors of abuse to detention centres?

10 November 2021

Traumatised and alone – why are we still sending survivors of abuse to detention centres? Metro Exclusive, By Lauren Crosby Medlicott, Freelance writer Sunday 7 Nov 2021 8:00 am Following years of violence at the hands of her husband, in 2002, Gloria Peters fled her home country of Kenya. It had been a difficult decision to make, and …

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Letter to women MPs – Up from Destitution

23 October 2021

Letter to women MPs Crossroads Women’s Centre, 25 Wolsey Mews, London, NW5 2DX T: 020 7482 2496 E: gwad@allwomencount.net Dear [women MPs], We write to tell you about our new report Up from Destitution and ask if you can support our demand for an end to the enforced destitution of asylum seekers. Up from Destitution …

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PRESS RELEASE: Women win asylum & family reunion

12 October 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Women win asylum & family reunion Three women from the All African Women’s Group (AAWG), a self-help group of asylum seekers and refugees based at the Crossroads Women’s Centre in Camden/London, have won significant victories in the last couple of months. Two women won the right to stay in the UK and one, …

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UP FROM DESTITUTION

20 July 2021

UP FROM DESTITUTION WOMEN AND OUR CHILDREN ESCAPING PERSECUTION, WAR & ECOLOGICAL DEVASTATION HAVE A RIGHT TO ASYLUM AND SUPPORT Up from Destitution, a survey of women seeking asylum and making immigration applications in the UK, has found that 60% of participants are living on an income so low that they are classified as officially …

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Action Alert: Oppose the Nationality and Borders Bill

19 July 2021

The Nationality & Borders Bill introduces a two-tier system so that anyone entering the UK by a so-called illegal route will no longer be entitled to full refugee status. Instead, you will only get “temporary protection status” lasting no longer than 30 months. You will have limited access to benefits and family reunion, and could …

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