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Evidence session: How do women and girls experience the UK asylum process?

18 March 2022

As part of its inquiry into Equality and the UK asylum process, the Women and Equalities Committee is to hear evidence on the experience of women and girls applying for asylum in the UK. MPs will hear from women with lived experience, representing the VOICES Network, and question policy and legal experts.

The Committee will explore some of the key issues faced by women and girls, including gender sensitive practices in the Home Office- with a focus on VAWG, other types of abuse and exploitation, and related trauma- and access to housing, financial support and healthcare. The session will further scrutinise the Nationality and Borders Bill, examining its implications for female claimants, the proposed two-tier refugee system, and potential mitigations for unequal effects.  

Witnesses

Wednesday 23 March

At 3pm

  • Annie and Roxana, Ambassadors for the VOICES Network
  • Kathryn Cronin, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers
  • Priscilla Dudhia, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (Destitution), Women for Refugee Women
  • Pip McKnight, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Refugee Women Connect 

Further information

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