Vulnerable Women show

Vulnerable Women

Summary: In this series of podcasts from the British Refugee Council, we explore the problems facing refugee women in the UK. Many female refugees are seriously traumatized when they arrive, having been raped or tortured in their country of origin. This is a rare chance to hear their stories in their own words.

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 Refugee Community Organisations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:47

In this episode, the last in the series, we hear about the hundreds of Refugee Community Organisations working to improve the lives of refugees in the UK. We visit the British Afghan Women's Society, run by and for Afghan women, with the support of the Refugee Council.

 Elderly Refugees | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:46

In this podcast, we hear about the plight of elderly refugees in the UK, many of whom live in isolation, marginalized by society and by their own immigrant communities. Listen to the story of an Iraqi woman, whose lonely life in her North London flat has led her to contemplate suicide.

 Women in Detention | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:48

In this episode, we hear what it's like to be held in a British detention centre - the fate of many asylum seekers who come to the UK seeking sanctuary. A young woman from Zimbabwe recounts her experiences of being locked up in three detention centres, one of them full of male ex-offenders.

 Vulnerable Women's Project | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:27

In this podcast, we hear about the work of the Refugee Council's Vulnerable Women's Project, which provides support to female refugees who have been traumatized by events back home. Listen to the story of a young woman who is rebuilding her life after sustained torture and rape in the Congo.


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