The IARS International Institute

Abused No More: Refugee and Asylum-seeking Women

This project aims to influence institutional change and increase gender sensitivity in the treatment of refugee and asylum-seeking women by allowing the women themselves to identify the problems they currently face through community-led action research and training.

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It ran from 12:13 PM, 2 April 2015 to 1:39 PM, 24 April 2015

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1124590)

Amount raised

£784

Donations

43

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

  • “It was good to know that there was an organisation out there thinking about us…so I really felt listened to as an asylum-seeker.”

    — Aisha

  • “The best thing I’ve learnt from this project is self-confidence for myself, to speak in the public and to listen to others.”

    — Mariam

  • “I’ve found out about other women’s experiences and it gives you some kind of closure, when you can share your problems with other people.”

    — Miriam

  • “It was good to know that there was an organisation out there thinking about us…so I really felt listened to as an asylum-seeker.”

    — Aisha

  • “The best thing I’ve learnt from this project is self-confidence for myself, to speak in the public and to listen to others.”

    — Mariam

  • “I’ve found out about other women’s experiences and it gives you some kind of closure, when you can share your problems with other people.”

    — Miriam

Situation

There is a need for professionals working with refugee and asylum seeking women to have a deeper understanding of gender related violence and trauma and how this in turn results in the need for gender specific provisions.

Solution

In keeping with IARS’ ethos of community-led social problem solving, this project enables refugee and asylum-seeking women in London to explore, design and deliver a training program for key policy makers and professionals working with refugee and asylum seeking women. The training, which is going to be launched in February 2014, will raise awareness of the impact of gender-related trauma and violence and promote gender sensitive treatment of refugee and asylum seeking women.