Great to hear the brilliant ‘Sara’, a qualified doctor from Syria, speaking on @R4WorldTonight with @BBCPaulMoss tonight about why refugee medics should be allowed to contribute to the effort against the pandemic.
@4refugeewomen “Working online has also enabled the #SistersNotStrangers coalition of grassroots refugee women’s groups across the UK to work more closely together, sharing learning, and building a powerful movement for change”. #16days #LookBeyond
Did you know that the majority of asylum-seeking women in the UK have fled gender-based violence? Read more in the #SistersNotStrangers report or the recently published @Safety4Sisters report
Act now to stand in solidarity with people who are being made homeless during a deadly pandemic. #StopAsylumEvictions
Everyone, regardless of immigration status, needs a safe place to stay.
We are #SistersNotStrangers - take action here:
We urge you to read @mlothianmclean and @ednamohamed_ 's eye-opening piece about the asylum process in the UK.
'Adele', who campaigned for democracy in DR Congo, bravely shares her story of seeking safety in the UK only to be made destitute.
The way the government frames people seeking asylum is so divorced from reality, it is criminal. If you ever want to know the reality of their experiences are, read this @galdemzine piece I worked on with @4refugeewomen and @ednamohamed_ in February.
“To push people – including families – back into homelessness and destitution as we enter a second wave of this pandemic shows a naked disregard for human life at the very highest levels of government," says @BellaSankey
The ongoing pandemic has devastating effects on mental health - 82% of women in our #SistersNotStrangers research said their mental health has worsened. £100 can provide a month of therapy for one woman in need. Please support refugee women here:
‘I hope that Covid-19 will let the govt know the torture they have been putting [us] through, how bad things can get when they don’t give us basic things & the right to work,' says Victoria, who has been destitute during the pandemic
Today, the #SistersNotStrangers coalition publish new research on how refugee women have survived during the pandemic. We spoke with 115 women across the UK. Women who were already vulnerable before the crisis have been made hungry and homeless.
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