United Kingdom

Women for Refugee Women (Rainbow Sisters Group)

They empower refugee and asylum-seeking women to speak out, become leaders and advocate for change. Through English lessons, drama and other activities they support women to build their confidence and skills. Their network helps to combat the isolation faced by women seeking asylum and creates pathways for women to rebuild their lives with dignity in the UK. They work to ensure that refugee women can speak to the media and at public events, and partner with arts organisations and influential women who help to amplify refugee women’s voices. They publish robust research on the experiences of refugee women and work with policymakers to make the case for a fairer asylum process. Their ‘Set Her Free’ campaign against the detention of refugee women has achieved widespread recognition and real policy change.