The plight of female migrants in the UK

Refugee anonymity source: The Huff Post
published: 11 June 2014

Many of us are lucky enough to have all that we could want and need in the very place that we were born and raised. Even if we can’t find want we want in our place of birth, we have access to the resources that allow us to jump on a plane and start a brand spanking new life in pastures new.

A lot of people have decided that the UK is the best place for them and figures show that approximately 503,000 people came to live in the UK from 2012 to 2013 and contrary to what the media and certain politicians might want you to believe, most of these people were able to obtain the right documents and immigrate without a hint of trouble.

But for far too many of us, getting up and starting a new life for ourselves and for our families means having to find creative ways of entering a new land, often out of desperation fleeing domestic violence, rape, abuse, poverty and discrimination, not to mention those who are trafficked and forced here through no fault of their own.

Many of these immigrants or foreign nationals are women, women who still have to be mothers, wives, sisters and daughters in a world not yet their own.

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