Our Mission


Refugee Women's Association is committed to promote equal opportunities, fairness and social justice for refugee and migrant women who are one of the most marginalised groups in society. We strongly believe that social change can take effect when these points are addressed.

Aims and Objectives

To Empower Refugee Women


We do this through:

- Providing information advice and guidance on matters such immigration, housing, education, training, employment, health and social care;

- Disseminating quality information on issues which matter to refugee women;

- Organising culturally sensitive customised training programmes;

- Influencing/Lobbying policy makers;

- Being committed to refugee and migrant women – being consistent and clear about our service provision, not diluting our principles of support to refugee women;

- Involving refugee women in our activities at different levels;

To promote and raise awareness of the public and decision-makers about the needs and aspirations of refugee women as well as about their positive contributions to UK society


We do this through:

- Organising conferences and meetings;

- Participating in networks and fora;

- Producing high quality research documents;

Providing a model of good practice, showing a way of overcoming difficulties between different groups and people of different backgrounds

We do this through:

- Setting examples of good practice in partnership work;

- Encouraging refugee women of all nationalities to work together;

- Promoting networking;

- Creating sound practical policies and procedures;


Policy Development

RWA is actively looking to develop and influence appropriate policies and provisions for refugee women. 


We do this through:

- Organising conferences on specific issues;

- Participating in meetings and conferences;

- Lobbying policy makers.

Success stories