The protection gap, asylum seeking women lack rights in Britain

We are failing women survivors of rape and violence, simply because they have come to this country seeking protection. There is a glaring hypocrisy in the way we treat women survivors of rape and violence in Britain. We make advances to protect survivors of abuse at home and around the world, but then allow women seeking asylum to fall through a protection gap and deny them the same standards of care as other women. At Asylum Aid we’ve started a new campaign to persuade the Home Secretary to close this protection gap by applying equal standards of protection from violence to asylum-seeking women and girls too.

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