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Posted October 1st, 2017 by

National Refugee Womens Conference

National Refugee Women’s Conference – 4th November, Manchester

Women for Refugee Women and WAST Manchester invite you to the National Refugee Women’s Conference, this time in Manchester, to build solidarity, energy and action.

There will be music, dancing and performance to lift your hearts. Speakers include:

  • Kate Green MP
  • Baroness Shami Chakrabarti
  • Aderonke Apata
  • Mariam Yusuf and Farhat Khan from WAST Manchester
  • Natasha Walter and Marchu Girma from Women for Refugee Women.

Refugee and asylum seeking women and supporters will come together to discuss:

1. The campaign against detention: where now? Since 2014, the campaign against detaining asylum seeking women in the UK has been strong.  How do we push forwards to create genuine change?

2. Destitution: what can we do?  More and more asylum seeking and refugee women are being left destitute due to refusal of support. Let’s map out how we can move forwards and campaign on this issue.

3. Solidarity: how can we build a stronger network for refugee women? Particularly, let’s do some imaginative work around International Women’s Day 2018 to take action to end destitution and detention.

Further speakers will be announced soon.

Everyone is welcome to come along, learn and help us to build a fairer and more inclusive future.

Book your tickets here: refugeewomensconference-manchester.eventbrite.co.uk