Seeking Asylum. Women's Experiences of Home Office Decision Making, Destitution and Mental Health Issue


This report was composed by a network of asylum seeker-led NGOs in the West Midlands, in collaboration with Refugee Rights Europe and TRP Solicitors. The report was originally written as a contribution to the United Nations CEDAW Committee, during its reporting and monitoring process of the United Kingdom’s fulfillment of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The aim of our CEDAW shadow report was to ensure the representation of the voices of women who may not be visible to the bureaucrats who write the official CEDAW State party report. In February 2019, we released a longer, and lightly edited, version of the same report, to ensure an even wider reach of asylum-seeking women’s voices – which are far too seldom heard or considered.

Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences
Languages & Social Sciences > Sociology and Policy
PURE Output Type: Other report
Published Date: 2019-02-26
Authors: Reehal, Rakinder
Taal, Sarah
Maestri, Gaja (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7935-0358)



Version: Published Version

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