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Introducing: Latin American Women’s Rights Services

The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) was set up more than 33 years ago with the aim of supporting Latin American migrant and refugee women to assert their rights and to facilitate the tools for them to pursue personal development and social change. LAWRS provides holistic support to Latin American migrant women in the

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Introducing: Project 17

Project 17 aims to reduce destitution among migrant families with no access to mainstream welfare benefits. We work with families experiencing exceptional poverty to improve their access to local authority support. We believe that all children have the right to a home and enough to eat – regardless of their parents’ immigration status. In particular,

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Introducing: Asylum Support Appeals Project

Alice Webb, Women’s Legal Advisor, Asylum Support Appeals Project The Women’s Project at the Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP) exists to try and get a fairer deal for women seeking asylum in the UK. Our focus is on asylum support. This is the accommodation and financial support that the Home Office is under a duty

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Introducing: Rights of Women

Jasbindar Bhatoa, Senior Legal Officer, Rights of Women Rights of Women is a women’s charity that helps women through the law.  We specialise in providing advice and support for women who have been impacted by gender based violence.   Our services are open to all women including pregnant women and new mothers and professionals supporting vulnerable

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Challenging adversity with refugee women in Scotland

Nina Murray, Women’s Policy Officer, Scottish Refugee Council The women we work with at Scottish Refugee Council are some of the most courageous I know. It is a privilege to meet inspiring women every day who have overcome such adversity in their lives that I cannot imagine. But the systems and processes women seeking sanctuary

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Welcome to the VMW Network

Rayah Feldman, Senior Policy and Research Officer, Maternity Action Maternity Action is delighted to be partnering with the Royal College of Midwives to set up a Network for those working with Vulnerable Migrant Women, whether they are midwives, advisers, community workers or volunteers involved in front line work We are aiming to provide a consolidated

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Broadening our horizons

Cathy Warwick CBE, CEO, Royal College of Midwives Midwives understand that when working with women during pregnancy, we can ill afford to look at simply the clinical situation in front of us. One of our latest ilearn modules on the Social Determinants of Health looks at how health is socially-graded. That is to say: the

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