SISTERS is a statement to show LOVE and appreciation to ALL women. Our sweatshirt project was born out of our belief in Sisterhood. Every step of the way we considered women. The women who will embroider them, who will wear them, who can benefit from them.
Women for Refugee Women
Women for Refugee Women supports a network of over 300 refugee and asylum-seeking women to build their confidence and skills, and develop friendships in a welcoming and supportive space, both in-person and online.
Empowering women who have sought asylum in the UK is the heart of their work. Supporting women who are seeking refuge from persecution, including rape and other torture, to rebuild their lives and communicate their own needs and stories.
Every woman who has been forced to cross borders for her safety deserves a fair hearing and a chance to rebuild her life. But the in-built inhumanity of the UK’s asylum process means that – right here, right now – the world’s most vulnerable women are disbelieved by default, heartlessly detained at random and are often left to ‘live’ in atrocious accommodation.
Applications for refugee and asylum status can take years in the UK as a result of a system that has been purposefully built to break people. This isn’t just wrong, it’s shameful. And the UK’s asylum policies are only getting more cruel, more extreme and more unsafe for women, especially those who identify as LGBTQ+.
This is no longer about fair or unfair – it’s about life or death.
The UK needs to Welcome Every Woman.
No one chooses to be a refugee