CAMPAIGNS SUPPORTED BY SERICC
Asylum Women's Charter
Every woman seeking asylum in the UK should be treated fairly, and with dignity and respect.
But they are not. Women still face a degrading experience when being interviewed by officials. Home Office asylum decisions for women are often woeful. As legal aid cuts kick-in, women will be affected disproportionately. There are horrifying stories of systematic abuse of women in immigration detention centres.
This is why Asylum Aid joined with a dozen other small charities back in 2008 to establish the Charter of Rights of Women Seeking Asylum. The Charter outlines the simple steps needed to make the asylum system decent and safe for any woman who turns to it for help.