Archive for May, 2011

Leila has just finished first year at university.  Like other young women her age, she wants to be a success and to live her own life.  She’s bright and has lots of friends.  She wants to be happy. Leila is a survivor of forced marriage.   When she was 17 her father said that she had […]


Asylum Aid recently exposed very high rates of refusal for women seeking asylum in the UK. Russell Hargrave has written a guest blog to tell us more: The typical image of a political refugee is of a single male, fleeing conflict in which he has become embroiled at home. But in 2009 more than 7000 women applied […]


This week we’re responding to a consultation by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on charging women who retract allegations of domestic violence or rape with perversion of the course of justice.  There are no statistics on how many people in the UK falsely report rape or domestic violence each year.  When Baroness Stern released her review […]