To mark International Women's Day 2017, the Evelyn Oldfield Unit is looking at the challenges facing women asylum seekers in the UK, and how these can be overcome.
As part of the Celebrating Women Project, this event will involve short informative film screenings, a lecture on gender and asylum policy, and a panel discussion about how policy makers and RAS* rights advocates can support asylum-seeking women.
The event will feature notable activists from community and charity organisations. This includes women who have personal experiences of the UK asylum system, and use this to help those currently going through the process, as well as campaign for changes in legislation.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and network, as well as learn more about the effects of gender on the asylum process and how to support RAS* service users.
Dr Latefa Narriman Guemar: “Gender and the Asylum Process”
Latefa is an experienced researcher and leader of the Evelyn Oldfield Unit’s Research for Action and Influence Project, with key interests in Gender and Migration, Diaspora, and Forced Migration.
London Refugee Women Forum: “Asylum is a Human Right” (19:24)
Protection Gap Advocates at Asylum Aid: “From Us to You” (3:17)
A panel of notable speakers from refugee and migrant organisations will discuss the obstacles faced by women seeking asylum in the UK, and examine how we can safeguard and support these women.
Panel members TBC
This event is mainly but not exclusively open to refugee, migrant and asylum-seeking women. Attendees will ideally represent London-based refugee, migrant/asylum-seeking community organisations.
For more information, please email Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org
*RAS: Refugees and Asylum Seekers