Join us for a powerful event of connection and collaboration as SistersNotStrangers comes to Liverpool for an afternoon conference!
This event is a unique opportunity to meet members of our coalition, particularly those working with asylum seekers, refugees, or individuals with lived experiences.
SistersNotStrangers is a UK-based coalition dedicated to supporting asylum-seeking and refugee women. It is made of 7 groups: The Women’s Group (Swansea), DEWA (Sheffield), Women for Refugee Women (London), CARAG (Coventry), Refugee Women Connect (Liverpool), Women Seeking Asylum Together (Manchester)c, Women With Hope (Birmingham).Our mission is to campaign against destitution and other inhumane policies affecting women seeking safety in the UK. SistersNotStrangers envision a world where these women are seen as sisters, not strangers – as women, neighbours, mothers, colleagues, and activists.
During this conference, we will delve into the theme "WHO WE ARE," sharing our collective experiences and the impactful work we've done to raise awareness of the challenges faced by those in the asylum system. As women with lived experiences, we aim to expand our reach, inviting more organisations to know about us, stand in solidarity, and join us in advocating for change.
The event will feature live music, poetry, and personal stories from individuals who have lived through the asylum system. It's an opportunity for networking, collaboration, and fostering connections with like-minded individuals and partners.
Join us in building a stronger coalition and making a positive impact in the lives of asylum-seeking and refugee women. Together, we can create a world where every woman is recognised as a sister, not a stranger.
Join us for a special International Women’s Day exhibition featuring a stunning collection of artwork and fashion pieces created by the women of Refugee Women Connect.
The artwork is a collaborative effort from more than 70 women who have participated in art workshops during our weekly drop-in sessions and our new Fashion Design and Sewing group.
These talented women have used their new found and pre-existing abilities to create beautiful garments, utilising fashion design and needlework as a platform for storytelling.
Join us in celebrating these remarkable women, their incredible artwork and the invaluable support provided by Refugee Women Connect to asylum seekers and refugee women in our community.
The evening presents a chance to mingle, enjoy a drink and draw inspiration from the artwork from the women involved in the project
A portion of bar sales will go to supporting the work of RWC and you’ll be able to buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win some amazing prizes from local businesses.
Let's come together this International Women’s Day to celebrate the women in our creative community!
For more information about Refugee Women Connect see our website www.refugeewomenconnect.org.uk or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or TikTok.