skip to content

Cookies on the EU website

We use cookies to give the best experience on our site. Continue without changing your settings, and you'll receive cookies, or change your cookie settings at any time.


Double Jeopardy: Woman Refugee, 4th March 2016


According to the U.N. Refugee Agency the number of displaced people across the world has surpassed 50 million for the first time since World War II. Last year news and social media have been dominated by images of the plight of the Syrian refugees and their arrival in Europe. But there is one side of the refugee crisis story that has been talked about rarely: women refugees and the challenges specific to their asylum seeking. What dangers do women refugees face? How can the challenges be met? Should we be doing more?

This year we are marking International Women's Day with a seminar looking at the Europe's refugee crisis from a gender perspective in order to raise awareness of the situation of women refugees in Europe.



Razia Iqbal, BBC Radio 4



Mary Honeyball MEP will present her draft report on the situation of women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU.


Rahela Sidiqi - trustee of Women for Refugee Women


Dr Michelle Jasmin Dimasi - MAXIMUS Gulf’s Strategy and Commercial Manager specialising in care and support programmes for refugees


The event was co-organized with "Women for Refugee Women" -



NEW study - Female refugees and asylum seekers: the issue of integration
European Parliament's report (to be published online by the end of February)