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Project Funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, an independent, charitable foundation, committed to bringing about socially just change.

Our Advocacy and Policy project began in May 2021, took a 9 month maternity rest, and ran for 2 years. We have received continuation funding to improve and develop this work. The project worker, uses case studies from the community advocacy team and her own caseload, to inform and improve practice relating to asylum seeking and undocumented refugee and migrant women. 

We aim:

•For women to be heard, and their problems addressed in a dignified and fair manner,

•To work with partners to shine a light on gender policies in practice,

•Educate and inform officials and wider networks,

•Improve policies, and the lives of refugee and migrant women.

Our project objectives are:

•More statutory sector practice in line with policy standards,

•Clearer picture of gender and migration problems facing women and provide solutions on how to tackle them longer term through awareness raising,

•Understand frontline issues through advocacy and empowering beneficiaries individually and in groups,

•Inclusion of women without prejudice, giving more rights to safety and protection.

Read our blog on the ASPEN Transition here 

Every 6 months we will produce a newsletter with information on what the project is doing, due to maternity leave there is a longer break than 6 months between our first and second newsletter. 

Latest Newsletter here

Download our Jun 2023 newsletter here

Download our Dec 2022 newsletter here

Download our Jul 2022 newsletter here

Download our Jun 2021 newsletter here

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