CULTURE OF DISBELIEF: ASYLUM SEEKER IS NOT MY NAME

“It is not considered plausible.” “It is not believed.” “It is not accepted.” These are the refrains meeting asylum seeking women, further traumatising those who have fled trauma. From David Blunkett’s sinister “section 8,” requiring decision makers to disbelieve claimants who do not claim asylum immediately on arrival to Theresa May’s “hostile environment,” successive governments have enthusiastically followed up on election promises to be “tough” on immigration, with no regard to the human damage they cause. We need to stand up and say #IBelieveHer to asylum seekers. The speakers are from Women Asylum Seekers Together and Lesbian Immigration Support Group from Manchester.

SPEAKERS: MAGGY MOYO / PATRICIA SIMEON / LISG

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