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Hibo Wardere is a Somalia-born campaigner against FGM, who has worked with local councils, professionals and schools to end the practice. She came to the U.K. as an asylum seeker in 1989, having been subjected to over ten years of FGM-related trauma in her home

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Forced off the bus for speaking another language; shouted at in public for 'being different'; bullied, assaulted and abused for her sartorial choices. Hate crimes against religious and ethnic minorities, including Muslim women, have become a hallmark of post-Brexit Britain. While figures show that incidence of

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Hosanna's husband passed away after being diagnosed with HIV in Zimbabwe. HIV-positive herself, she has since moved to the UK and founded Hwupenyu Health and Wellbeing in Glasgow, a support service for people living with HIV and other health conditions. Here she relates the second

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Alice (not real name) and her eleven-year old son came to the UK from Burundi in 2000. Shortly after, she was diagnosed with HIV. She now lives in Glasgow, and says the only time she thinks about her disease is for two minutes a day,

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Sana was born in Pakistan and moved to Birmingham in 2005, after being forced into marriage with a British Pakistani man. She identifies as a lesbian and is currently living in London as an asylum seeker. My husband was an alcoholic, he used to take drugs,

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Sana was born in Pakistan and moved to Birmingham in 2005, after being forced into marriage. She identifies as a lesbian and is currently living in London as an asylum seeker. Back in Karachi, Pakistan, my mum never had time for me. Our house was male-dominated

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Susan came to the UK from Malawi in 2002. She was diagnosed with HIV in 2008, and is currently waiting on her application for asylum. It was scary. It’s still scary. I didn’t know what I was going to do. I just thought that was it,

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Moud became a refugee from Zimbabwe over six years ago. She now works at Micro Rainbow International, an organisation that provides support to LGBT asylum seekers and refugees. Even after they get their status, most LGBT asylum seekers are still isolated, they are still living below

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