On behalf of the Sisters Not Strangers Coalition, it’s our pleasure to invite you to our event on 25th March, 4-5pm.
For those of you who don’t know (much) about us, our grassroots coalition is made up of eight UK-based organisations that support asylum-seeking women. Launched last spring, we came together to campaign against destitution and other hostile asylum and immigration policies. We are the first nationwide coalition led by refugee women for refugee women.
In July, we published vital research on the harsh realities asylum-seeking women have faced during the pandemic, which was reported widely in major media outlets. While we continue pushing for refugee women to be protected during the outbreak, we are now also concerned about Home Office proposals to limit asylum appeals and new claims. These changes would have a harmful impact on women fleeing war and violence, such that those with a clear claim to protection would be refused refuge in our country. We must act now, and work together, to stop these changes from becoming law.
Please join us on 25th March from 4-5pm, to find out more about our work, the women behind this unique coalition, and how you can join our campaign.
We are very pleased that Holly Lynch MP, the shadow Minister for Immigration, and Marchu Girma, CEO of Hibiscus, will be speaking at the event.