A New Resource: "Gender-related Asylum Claims In Europe: A Comparative Analysis Of Law Policies And Practice Focusing On Women In Nine EU Member States"
This new research report, published by Asylum Aid and their European partners, looks in detail at the handling of gender-based asylum claims in nine EU member states. It focuses on the experiences of women across Europe, and the desperate need to ensure that women can claim asylum safely and in dignity.
Across the European Union, women constitute on average one in three of those applying for asylum in theirown right. These are women who have been forced to flee from rape, sexual violence, torture and other humanrights abuses overseas. Women and those fleeing gender-related persecution are entitled to access a fair anddignified asylum process regardless of the State in which they claim asylum.
This research was conducted in response to long-standing concerns that national asylum systems across Europe fallwell short of this requirement. It was produced as part of the Gensen project, which ran between October 2010 andMay 2012 and which aimed to enhance gender equality in the European asylum process.
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