JustRight for Refugee Women aims to improve access to justice for, and increase protection of, refugee and migrant women and girls in Scotland who have been affected by violence. We will provide specialist, early and targeted legal casework to individuals in the fields of asylum and immigration law and other relevant legal matters, provide advice to individuals and professionals through specialist advice lines and legal surgeries, and will share expertise at a national and international level.
Who we are
Sarah Crawford is a Senior Associate and heads our project JustRight for Refugee Women. She is an expert on the barriers facing migrant women affected by violence and in tackling these in a strategic manner. Find out more about Sarah here. You can get in touch with Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What we do
At JustRight for Refugee Women we currently deliver the following services:
- Provision of specialist, targeted legal advice and representation to refugee and migrant women and girls;
- Contribution to policy, research and innovation at a local, national and international level;
- Dissemination of rights based information through public legal education, professional training and through the internet and social media.
If you would like to make a client referral to JustRight for Refugee Women, do it here.
JustRight for Refugee Women targets areas where there are gaps in protection for migrant women and girls. Collaborative working and strategic litigation are key tools in achieving this. Sarah has experience of taking strategic litigation in the area of migrant woman’s rights. She won a test case involving a refugee woman who fled domestic violence and could not access the protection routes afforded to women fleeing from abusive British partners. This case reached the level of the Supreme Court and is of national significance in that it will lead to a change in the Immigration Rules. Sarah collaborated with the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the UNHCR on this case.