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With Women for Refugee Women and other agencies, we call on the UK government to ensure that the persecution women face, including rape, honour crimes and female genital mutilation, is taken seriously in asylum claims; we call on the government not to make destitute, detain or deport women who are at risk of gender-related persecution.

We ask Harriet Harman, in her position as Minister for Women and Equalities, to push for justice for women in the asylum process, including full implementation of the gender guidelines introduced in 2004; access to quality legal representation for every woman asylum seeker; and an end to the detention of families and survivors of torture.

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refugee voicesKhalil

"I was taken away in a car by the secret police. It was terrifying. They interrogated me and accused me of being a foreign spy."

Lisa and Khalil