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Voices of Refugee Women

Every year we hold a seminar in the Autumn which all UK WILPF members are invited to, as well as our friends from other organisations and anyone else interested in our work. The theme of 2017’s Seminar was Voices of Refugee Women, and our aim was to raise awareness and show solidarity with refugee women.

From the success of 2017’s Seminar, we hope to continue highlighting what life really is like for refugee women here in the UK. You can see our myth busting facts which we shared in the lead up to the day here. We also received a grant to create a booklet detailing the stories of some refugee women. This was submitted to CEDAW’s 2017 Shadow Report on England at the end of February 2018 as evidence.




02/05/2018 UK WILPF to talk at Shape History’s event How to Build a Feminist Online Campaign

25/03/2018 UK WILPF submits evidence to CEDAW 

26/02 /2018 Write to your MP about women detained in Yarl’s Wood

21/02/2018 See our booklet Tales From Women Seeking Asylum – a legacy project from our Seminar

18/12/2017 See and share our Voices of Refugee Women myth busting facts

18/12/2017 Read our Voices of Refugee Women narrative report here

18/12/2017 Read about our Autumn Seminar here

21/10/2017 Laurie Lijnders tells us what it is like to flee Eritrea and come to the UK as a refugee

31/10/2017 See our new promo video for our 2017 Autumn Seminar here


Here are the contact details for all the groups that attended 

Women for Refugee Women

@4refugeewomen (Twitter and Facebook)

Network of Eritrean Women

@Network.of.Eritrean.Women (Facebook)

All African Women’s Group

@AllAfricanWomen (Facebook)

Women Against Rape

@AgainstRape (Twitter)

Green Kordofan 

@GreenKordofan (Facebook)


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