Women refugees talk of seeking asylum in UK at Streatham event
Women refugees forced to flee their homes and seek asylum in the UK have spoken of their experiences at an event coinciding with the Jewish holiday Sukkot.
Photographs documenting their lives were also displayed in an exhibition ‘Home Sweet Home’ hosted by the South London Liberal Synagogue, Prentis Road, on Saturday.
The speeches were part of its service to mark the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, which was open to all members of the community.
Synagogue member Lianna Etkind said: "It was really moving, very eloquent.
"Quite a lot of people had never been to a synagogue so it was a really nice thing to do."
‘Home Sweet Home’ is a project of charity Women for Refugee Women, who support refugees and challenge the injustices of the UK asylum system.