This report was researched and written by Helen Muggeridge and Chen Maman.
Additional input was provided by Christel Querton, Russell Hargrave, Debora Singer andNick Oakeshott, all of Asylum Aid.Technical expertise was provided by Professor Eleonore Kofman.
The researchers are grateful to the women who agreed for their les to be analysed, and
to those women who also agreed to be interviewed and share their experiences. All their names have been changed in this report.
The researchers would also like to thank the following:
Ozgur Baris Dikilitas – for his assistance with the data processingChooi Fong, Alan Deve, Philippe Bonavero, Mike Booker - for their useful comments Asylum Aid Women’s Project Advisory Committee members - Archana Sinha Kotecha,Gabriella Bettiga and Moira DustinUNHCR Quality Initiative Team – Sarah-Jane Savage and Amanda GrayUKBA’s Quality and Learning teamECRE - Maria Hennessy and Annette Bombeke AVA Project - Davina James-Hanman Asylum Justice - Rosemary Havard-JonesWelsh Refugee Council - Kate Smart, Magdalene Kimani and Ilmarie BraunCrowley & Co Solicitors - Samantha Oram Albany Solicitors - Sara ChangkeeDevon Law Centre - Jean-Benoit LouveauxParagon Law - Deirdre Sheahan, Gareth DoolingTrott & Gentry SolicitorsLawrence Lupin Solicitors - Gabriella BettigaIAS Bradford - Harry PrattIAS London - Kalvir Kaur The Poppy Project Displaced People in Action - Sian Summers, Rosie CrippsOxfam Cardiff - Selina Moyo Young People Speak Out Project - Delyth Byrne
Asylum Seeker & Refugee Team, City and County of Swansea - Rhiannon Grifths
Refugee Council London - Lisa Doyle and Richard LumleyUK Lesbian and Gay Immigration GroupRefugee Action KingstonNotre Dame Refugee Centre
This research was funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the PeterStebbings Memorial Charity.
Cover image: C J Clarke/Changing Ideas