The Women’s Project was set up in response to the particular difficulties that women asylum seekers, who are in need of financial support and accommodation, face while in the UK. In common with men, they often face issues of poor mental and physical health. For women, however, this is exacerbated by:
We work to reduce destitution and its associated risks among women asylum seekers. We do this by:
We are working with the Refugee Council to conduct research into women's safety in the asylum support system. We will publish our report in the summer of 2018. We will use the findings to advocate for improvements to the asylum support system for women.
If you would like to refer a female client who has an appeal at the asylum support tribunal, please click here.
If you have questions about supporting a female asylum seeker or refused asylum seeker around asylum support, please ring our Advice Line on:
T: 020 3716 0283 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2-4pm.
Our women’s legal advisor (Alice Webb) is able to offer free, bespoke training around the UK on the asylum support system. She has a particular remit to offer free training to women’s organisations (particularly domestic violence services) and to other services which predominantly support women. This includes health professionals such as midwives and health visitors. Please click here to contact Alice. Or you can telephone her on: 020 3716 0284
For more information about how the asylum support system impacts on women, have a look at our powerful video about one of our clients:
We are incredibly grateful to Comic Relief for their funding and support of our Women's project.