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Falling at each hurdle: credibility assessments in women’s asylum claims

Falling at each hurdle: credibility assessments in women’s asylum claims

The key reason why women are refused asylum in Europe is because they are not believed. So let’s imagine a woman comes to the UK to seek protection from human rights abuses. Let’s call her Malaika. Chances are that Malaika ...

Debora Singer has worked at Asylum Aid, now part of Migrants Resource Centre, for more than a decade. Her work involves lobbying and campaigning on the rights of women seeking asylum, particularly through the Charter of Rights of Women Seeking Asylum. She is a co-author of Through her eyes: enabling women’s best evidence in UK asylum appeals, newly published by Asylum Aid and NatCen. In 2012 Debora was awarded an MBE for services to women seeking asylum.

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