Credibility Issues in Women’s Asylum Claims Film + Panel Discussion

Event Description

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When women seek protection from human rights abuses, why is it that their narratives are not believed when they apply for asylum? A negative credibility assessment is the main reason why women’s asylum applications are refused.

As part of its ‘Supporting Women Project’, the Evelyn Oldfield Unit is organising a film and panel discussion. This event will feature Asylum Aid’s film ‘Falling at Each Hurdle’ which highlights the difficulties that women seeking asylum in the UK face with credibility assessments at their initial asylum interview.

What is it about? The aim of this event is to raise awareness about the rights available to women who are claiming asylum in the UK.  The film and discussion will provide insights into the difficulties women face while claiming asylum.. The event will also provide an opportunity to network.

Who is it for? This event will be of particular interest to:

  • Women currently going through the asylum process in the UK
  • Women who have gone through the process but are desirous of change
  • Organisations and professionals working with these women
  • Academics, researchers and students working in this area.

Panel Speakers

Princess Onyeukwu

Supporting Women Project, Evelyn Oldfield Unit

Debora Singer

Policy and Research Manager, Asylum Aid

Dr Jane Herlihy

Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law (CSEL) and Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Attendees will have an opportunity to engage in the discussion, ask questions, share ideas, network and learn.

This event will be held on Tuesday the 24th of May at the London Metropolitan University. Please register your interest here to attend this free event.

We strongly encourage the participation of refugee, migrant* and asylum-seeking women, and London-based refugee, migrant/asylum-seeking community organisations at this event.
*migrant women from emerging economies or the new EU accession countries.
Event Details

24th May 2016, 14:00 – 16:00 + Networking Time

The London Metropolitan University

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