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British Red Cross, Women’s experiences seeking asylum

Just over two thirds (67%) of the British public agree that changes to the UK asylum system should reflect the trauma experienced by women who come here.

·         Approaching 7 in 10 (68%) of the UK public agree that women who come to the UK to seek asylum are likely to have different experiences and therefore different needs than men.

 

·         Where just over 6 in 10 (63%) of men agree that changes to the UK asylum system should recognise the trauma experienced by women who come to the UK, this rises to over 7 in 10 (72%) of women.

 

·         Just over 3 in 5 (62%) of the British public agree that policy introduced by the UK government should reflect the experiences of women seeking asylum. This rises to almost 7 in 10 (69%) of those aged 18-34 years.

 

·         Nearly two thirds (65%) agree that it is the government’s duty to ensure the voices of people with experience of the asylum system are heard during this process, with a quarter (25%) of the British public strongly agreeing so.

 

 

·         Two thirds (66%) agree that an asylum system that does not take the experiences of women seeking asylum into account is unlikely to make them feel safe.

 

Date Published: 27th January 2022

Client: British Red Cross

Methodology

Nationally representative online survey of 2,171 UK adults aged 18+ carried out by Savanta ComRes for the British Red Cross between 14 January and 16 January 2022.
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