Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
This paper will be based on the early months of a PhD study and draws primarily on the literature review and an analysis of relevant policy documents. The study aims to explore the experiences of women seeking asylum in the United Kingdom (UK) with a view to informing asylum policy and practice with regard to both international and domestic law in relation to women’s protection. The experiences of women seeking asylum are closely linked to human rights discourse and include: women’s rights as human rights; violence against women and protection; and “women as agents of change” (Hajdukowski-Ahmed et al, 2009: 9). The experiences of women seeking asylum have been little explored, despite the fact that women make up a third of asylum applications in the UK (Freedman, 2008).