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Unsustainable: the quality of initial decision-making in women’s asylum claims

Unsustainable: the quality of initial decision-making in women’s asylum claims

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Figure 3 shows the issues raised in women’s asylum claims. Some women’s claims raised more than
one issue.

Figure 3: issues raised in claim

Issues raised in asylum claim

Number of cases

Rape

18

Political activity

10

Imputed political opinion

10

Race/ethnicity

7

Traffcking

7

Domestic servitude

6

Threat of ‘honour’ killing

5

Religion

3

Sexual orientation

3

Risk of FGM

2

Transgression of social mores

2

Nationality

1

31 cases out of the 45 examined (69%) involved an element of gender-related persecution as shown
in Figure 4. Some cases involved more than one aspect of gender-related persecution.

147 Ibid.

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Figure 4: Types of gender-related persecution identifed in research participants’ claims

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