Posts Tagged: Women

Why immigration detention is harmful to women

Why immigration detention is harmful to women

Gendered experiences of immigration detention pose major risks to the lives of women seeking asylum.   In the latest instalment of the UK government’s efforts to bolster its immigration strategy, recent reports have revealed plans by the Home Office to build a new network of female immigration detention units. In protest, a number of experts …

The Power of Diverse Representation in Politics

The Power of Diverse Representation in Politics

Why is it so important to have visible politicians from diverse backgrounds that are representative of the general population?  Much is made of debates on whether a politician looking like a particular group means that he or she will necessarily represent that group’s interests. Whilst it is true that no group is completely homogenous and …

Forced marriage is already a “hidden crime” – now the pandemic is making it even more invisible

Forced marriage is already a “hidden crime” – now the pandemic is making it even more invisible

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on safeguarding measures and specialist charities is limiting the support available to girls at risk of forced marriage.   Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations have raised concerns over the impact of ‘stay at home’ orders on women suffering domestic abuse and the need to ensure access to …