LAUNCH OF 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.


  • All African Women’s Group (AAWG) – a self-help group of women seeking asylum Refuge from Rape and Destitution – an initiative of Women Against
  • Rape to end injustices in the asylum system and destitution imposed by government.


  • What persecution women are running from when we seek safety in the UK
  • Protecting children – those left behind and those here
  • Why we end up destitute and the ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ policy
  • The racist hostile environment against immigrants and asylum seekers
  • The sexist discrimination against survivors of rape and domestic violence
  • How destitution increases the risk of abuse and exploitation
  • Women, with and without papers, organising together to defeat deportation and destitution

HOSTED BY: Cristel Amiss, Global Women Against Deportations, a coalition which includes: AAWG @AfricanGrp, Legal Action for Women, Women Against Rape @AgainstRape, Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike @woc_gws.


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