Women asylum seekers, 2006

Submitted by: Cheltenham Branch   

The National Council of Women in conference assembled, noting that (a) many women seeking asylum are reluctant to talk to men, (b) their well-founded fears of persecution are often of an intimate nature, and (c) further noting NCWGB policy that they should have women interpreters and women doctors, urges HMG to issue guidelines to ensure that they are also always interviewed by women immigration officers, and to ensure that such guidelines are adhered to.

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