International Women’s Day: Women asylum seekers in Britain

The talk will focus on the impact of the new Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 on employment, training and education of women asylum seekers in Britain.

The speakers will illustrate how the latest changes have effectively taken away the permission to work from asylum seekers and how this will further impact their access to vocational training. Roya Ebrahimi will also talk about how a stigmatising media and press coverage on asylum seekers has affected the employment opportunities for those who already hold a work permit.

Roya Ebrahimi is the Educational and Employment outreach adviser of the Refugee Women’s Association.

Julie Cornes is solicitor at Bindmans.