The Postcard Campaign - Govan and Craigton Integration Network

post cards from the post card campaign c GCIN
The post card campaign supports the rights of women seeking asylum.

On the 26 November we launched the postcard campaign to highlight some of the experiences of women seeking asylum. 

During the project, community artist Nadine Gorency worked with people at our drop-ins to produce pieces of art work. One piece from each drop-in was used for the postcard designs.

We invited members of the public to complete the reverse of the postcards, endorsing the specific aims of the campaign and send it to the Home Secretary Theresa May who is also Minister for Women.

Calls to action!

Our campaign calls on the Home Secretary to ensure those seeking asylum are afforded the following rights:

  • Those who have experienced rape or domestic violence in their country of birth should receive a comparable standard of treatment, throughout the UK asylum system, to women who have suffered rape or domestic violence in the criminal justice system;                          
  • Those detained in immigration removal centres should receive, at a minimum, a comparable standard of treatment and facilities to women in prisons in the UK; and

  • Those who are pregnant should receive a comparable standard of ante- and post-natal provision and benefits to women settled in the UK

Every Single Woman

We also support the Every Single Woman campaign under the Women's Asylum Charter, which has been endorsed by over 200 organisations including the Refugee Council and Scottish Refugee Council.  The campaign focuses on the disparity in the treatment of women who are seeking asylum compared with women settled in the UK.

Building bridges within the community

The aim of our project is not only to support the Every Single Woman campaign, but to offer opportunities for people from different cultures to meet and learn about one another, promoting social bonds and bridges.  This in turn supports real integration, resulting in safer, more secure communities.

Display your support

We now have an exhibition of images and the other artworks. If you would like to display this art and the postcards in your public areas, please contact us.

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(3) Comments

  • Anonymous commenter
    08 December 2010, 22:03

    This campaign has definately highlighted the most pressing issues facing we asylum seeking women.The whole asylum seeking system fails to put in place strategies to help us with such issues highlighted in this campaign.We are mainly left to the mercy of the community we are posted into especially charity organisations which help us deal with such trumors.Am so glad this campaign is in place.

  • Anonymous commenter
    09 December 2010, 00:15

    Thank you for all you are doing to ensure ustice for every woman.

  • Anonymous commenter
    13 December 2010, 11:25

    Glad to see the Scottish Parliament has picked up on the campaign! http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/Apps2/business/motions/Default.aspx?motionid=20362

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