Articles about 'Home Office'

Outdated information is a threat to asylum seekers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 Megan Stodel warns there could be more outdated and weak evidence being used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

Categories: Blog

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

Categories: Blog

New feature: After Banaz Mahmod, where is the justice for victims of honour-based violence?

Five years after Banaz Mahmod’s murder, it’s time for the government to get serious on honour-based violence, argues Fionnuala Murphy from the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation Five and...

Jess McCabe // 23 August 2011

Categories: Blog

After Banaz Mahmod, where is the justice for victims of honour-based violence?

Five years after Banaz Mahmod's murder, it's time for the government to get serious on honour-based violence, argues Fionnuala Murphy from the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation

Fionnuala Murphy //

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs, Violence

Home Office cuts study on how police handle rape cases

An investigation into how the police treat rape cases has been abandoned, after the Home Office withdrew funding, reports The Guardian. The review was announced in response to the John...

Jess McCabe // 17 September 2010

Categories: Blog

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

Categories: Blog

Yarl’s Wood hunger strikers sue government

Four women from the Yarl’s Wood hunger strike have launched legal action against the Home Office, reports Women’s eNews. The case is likely to be heard in March: “Over 70...

Jess McCabe // 20 April 2010

Categories: Blog

Sending asylum seekers home with instructions to “be discreet”

In an outrageous statement against LGBTs and asylum seekers, UK’s Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith claims gay and lesbian asylum seekers can be deported to Iran (and other countries such as Nigeria, Uganda and Cameroon) safely as long as they are “discreet”.

sokari // 24 June 2008

Categories: Blog

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