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Women often face particular challenges and dangers in their home countries, on their journey to safety and going through the asylum process.

We also have resources available on various topics relating to women’s health and maternity.

If there is a resource that would be useful for us to include on this page, please share it with us via [email protected]

Disclaimer: The information provided in this section is intended for guidance only. It is not a substitute for professional advice and we cannot accept any responsibility for loss occasioned as a result of any person acting or refraining from acting upon it.

Inspirational Refugee Women

Yusra Mardini

Whilst fleeing war in Syria, Yusra’s boat started taking on water. She swam and pushed the boat for 3 hours to reach safety. Once settled in Germany, she trained for and competed in the 2016 Olympics.

Judith Kerr

As a child, Judith’s family fled Germany when the Nazis came into power. They settled in London and Judith grew up to write many wonderful children’s books, including ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’.

Women speaking out for change

There are refugee women across the City of Sanctuary network supporting each other and speaking out for change!