Women in Asylum: Safeguarding and Support

To mark International Women’s Day 2017, the Evelyn Oldfield Unit is looking at the challenges facing women asylum seekers in the UK, and how these can be overcome.

As part of the Celebrating Women Project, this free event will involve short informative film screenings, a lecture on gender and asylum policy, and a panel discussion about how policy makers and RAS* rights advocates can support asylum-seeking women.

The event will feature notable activists from community and charity organisations. This includes women who have personal experiences of the UK asylum system, and use this to help those currently going through the process, as well as campaign for changes in legislation.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and network, as well as learn more about the effects of gender on the asylum process and how to support RAS* service users.

This event is mainly but not exclusively open to refugee, migrant and asylum-seeking women. Attendees will ideally represent London-based refugee, migrant/asylum-seeking community organisations.

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Further event details TBC

For more information, please email Beth at evelyn@evelynoldfield.co.uk

*RAS: Refugees and Asylum Seekers