Rights of Women launches Women’s Migration and Asylum Network

The organisation “Rights of Women” has launched the ‘Women’s Migration and Asylum Network’.

The network will exist primarily as virtual ‘e-group’ with occasional seminars and events being organised as and where necessary.

The objectives of the Women’s Migration and Asylum Network are to:

  • facilitate communication between and strengthen the understanding of network members on legal and policy issues that effect migrant and asylum-seeking women;
  • improve the participation of network members in the legal and policy formation process;
  • positively influence law and policy that affects migrant and asylum-seeking women;
  • promote gender equality and work towards the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of gender, as well as discrimination against women where it intersects with age, disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any combination thereof; and,
  • to promote the human rights of all women in the UK.

The Network will focus on improving gender equality in relation to the following thematic areas:

  • asylum;
  • economic migration;
  • family migration (including family formation and reunion);
  • settlement and routes to citizenship;
  • violence against women issues (including trafficking);

The network is open to individuals and representatives from:

  • charities, not-for-profit and voluntary organisations working on migration or asylum issues and / or women’s or other equality issues;
  • statutory sector organisations;
  • individuals involved in immigration law and policy issues (such as activists, academics and legal professionals).

To join, please email cate[at]row.org.uk with ‘join the Women’s Migration and Asylum Network’ in the subject line and with your full name and organisation/affiliation.

Find out more:

about the terms of reference for the group here.

About Rights of Women here (RoW website).

The creation and facilitation of the Network has been made possible by Unbound Philanthropy.