Articles about 'asylum'

Outdated information is a threat to asylum seekers

Incorrect information has been harming people seeking asylum in the UK on the grounds of sexual orientation. Megan Stodel warns there could be more outdated and weak evidence being used

Megan Stodel // 16 May 2017

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If they don’t listen, shout louder

Megan Stodel is furious that the government is ploughing ahead with unfair immigration and asylum tribunal court fees

Megan Stodel // 16 September 2016

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Setting off the Home Office’s gaydar

The Home Office has updated its guidance on asylum claims relating to sexual orientation; Megan Stodel considers its poor track record

Megan Stodel // 10 August 2016

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An appeal to justice

Megan Stodel thinks a 500% increase in tribunal fees for appeals in asylum and immigration cases is unconscionable and calls for those who feel the same to respond to the Ministry of Justice consultation

Megan Stodel // 23 April 2016

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A ray of hope from the UK Border Agency

LGB women face immense barriers when attempting to claim asylum in the UK. A new document suggests progress could be made, but as Megan Stodel writes, only if the guidance is followed

Megan Stodel // 22 February 2015

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Ending the detention of refugee women

Women who come to the UK seeking asylum are being treated terribly. Women for Refugee Women highlights the problems with detention in their new report

Megan Stodel // 2 February 2014

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LGBTQ asylum seekers facing life threatening prejudice in UK

Laura shares some shocking examples of asylum judges' attitudes to LGBTQ asylum seekers

Laura // 10 February 2013

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Asylum seeker mother faces eviction after speaking out against G4S

Laura shares an urgent press release from South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group about an asylum seeker woman and her one-year-old who face eviction from their accommodation tomorrow

Laura // 22 January 2013

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Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 14 January 2013

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Women & asylum: what should the government do next?

Asylum Aid's Russell Hargrave argues that the government must include asylum seeking women in its strategy to end violence against women and girls

Guest Blogger // 28 September 2012

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The UK asylum system still isn’t gender sensitive

Christel Querton, Legal Policy Officer for the Women's Project at charity Asylum Aid, highlights the experiences of women in the UK asylum system and calls on the government to do more.

Guest Blogger // 24 February 2012

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Huge success for Run for Congo Women UK

It’s only been three weeks since the second UK Run for Congo Women took place on 13 November. It was such a huge success, we’ve already started planning the next....

Guest Blogger // 12 December 2010

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Refugee and Migrant Justice needs your help!

Refugee and Migrant Justice is a charity who provide free legal advice and representation to asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants in the UK, including victims of trafficking and separated...

Quinn Capes-Ivy // 4 June 2010

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How Britain is sending a woman to her death, and what you can do about it

In this guest post, Shreen Ayob sets out the situation facing Bita Ghaedi and how to help stop the UK government’s dangerous plan to deport her An oft used excuse...

Guest Blogger // 27 April 2010

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Charter of Rights of Women Seeking Asylum

Philippa reports on Asylum Aid's charter of rights of women seeking asylum

Philippa Willitts // 8 March 2010

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16 Days Against Violence Against Women

November 25th marked the beginning of this years "16 Days Against Violence Against Women". Black Women's Rape Action Project have issued a press release regarding the UK government's obligation to provide protection to women seeking asylum from rape and other forms of sexual violence.

sokari // 28 November 2008

Categories: Blog

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