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Tag: asylum seeker

Inhumane, ineffective, indefinite: Life for vulnerable women inside Britain’s detention centres

By Lubnaa Joomun for the UK’s Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration lawyers which offers legal aid support for asylum-seekers, detainees, sex trafficking survivors and victims of domestic abuse.   Among the 2,000 women seeking asylum in the UK who are detained every year, between 77% and 85% are victims of gender-based violence. This…
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Domestic Abuse Bill Does Not Go Far Enough to Protect Migrant Women

By Bethany Morris, a content writer for the Immigration Advice Service; an organisation of leading immigration solicitors. @IASImmigration In January 2019, the UK Government published the draft Domestic Abuse Bill in attempt to tackle the crisis of gender-based violence, which according to the National Crime Survey for England and Wales, increased by 23% between 2017…
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Raising the BME Voice for Bristol Zero Tolerance

Bristol BME Voice have been busy working on their Manifesto for Race Equality and Ruth Pitter spoke to us about how this fits with signing up to the Bristol Zero Tolerance pledge and what this means to the organisation. Bristol BME Voice is one of the voice and influence equalities forums that the Council funds, alongside, Bristol Women’s Voice, Bristol…
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The gender biased plight of refugee women and girls

By BWV Reporter, Helin Khan **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** “They’re completely vulnerable. A lot of them are fleeing from situations where the people who are supposed to be protecting them… I know somebody who fled a refugee camp, she was under eighteen and she was…
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