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Our publications

Our research into gender issues in the UK asylum system has highlighted considerable gaps in the system. These gaps affect women the most. Our findings, based on the experiences of women, inform our Protection Gap Campaign to make the system more fair.  

Research on gender issues in the UK asylum system

Through her eyes: research on women and asylum appeals

Through her eyes: research on women and asylum appeals

Nearly two thirds of initial asylum applications are refused each year by the Home Office. Most people then take their case to appeal. This research examines the experience of women going through the appeals process. Download the report here.

I feel like, as a women, I am not welcome

I feel like, as a women, I am not welcome

This report comprehensively outlines the law, policy and practice in the UK regarding the refugee status determination process, the asylum procedure, reception conditions and detention conditions from a gender perspective. Download the report here

Gender related asylum claims in Europe

Gender related asylum claims in Europe

This report consists of a comparative analysis of law, policies and practice relating to gender issues across nine EU Member States (Belgium, France, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom) and recommendations towards integrating a gender perspective in European asylum systems. Download the report here

Unsustainable: research on initial decisions

Unsustainable: research on initial decisions

Unsustainable looks at the quality of decision making in initial decisions on women's asylum claims. The research found that women were too often refused asylum on grounds that were arbitrary, subjective, and demonstrated limited awareness of the UK’s legal obligations under the Refugee Convention. Download the executive summary or the full report.

Gender analysis of the 2015 Inspection of Asylum Casework

Gender analysis of the 2015 Inspection of Asylum Casework

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration published an Inspection of Asylum Casework on 4th February 2016. This briefing provides a gender analysis of the inspection report, interpreting the findings from a gender perspective.

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