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Why Refugee Women? Charter Launch Event (23rd November 11-1pm)

October 28, 2010

Members of DEWA have been working with other organisations in South Yorkshire and Humberside to launch the Why Refugee Women? Charter:
The Charter aims to get organisations and key stakeholders working with refugee women within Yorkshire and Humber to agree to meet minimum standards.

Therefore, organisations signing up to the charter are committing to:

– Create an open and safe environment and treat all refugee women with dignity and respect

– Ensure all workers are aware of the need for gender sensitivity and implement appropriate practices for achieving this.

– Understand gender based issues and act appropriately to take account of these

– Offer the choice of female workers/interpreters to refugee women wherever possible

– Ensure refugee women are routinely supported with childcare during asylum interviews so that they feel able to speak about confidential and sensitive issues

– Ensure refugee women are aware of their rights and independence from their partners

– Support others in understanding Why Refugee Women?

You are all warmly invited to the launch of the Why Refugee Women? Charter. Please look at our Future Events page for the details and feel free to circulate the invite within your networks. This event is free but booking is essential – email marco_barnsley@hotmail.com to book your place.

If you are unable to make the launch, the charter and sign up form are also available from the Why Refugee Women? website.

We hope to see you there!

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