I find this research project very interesting and wish I could be interviewed, but I’ve been here in the UK for too long! I’m sure there are lots of women who do qualify so please spread the word. Here are the details: (and there are links to PDF docs below)

Run by Eaves charity, Settling In Research Project is about understanding the specific needs for integration of third country national women who come to the UK as a spouse or partner of a UK national or a person with Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). Eaves is a London-based charity, which provides high-quality support, advice and advocacy to vulnerable women who have experienced violence such as trafficking, prostitution, domestic violence and sexual violence. The Research and Development team at Eaves conducts research, advocacy, capacity building and training on a host of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) issues.

They are looking for women to interview for this project. Those eligible to participate are:

  • Women who arrived in the UK as a spouse or partner of a British national or a person with Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
  • Women who have a passport from OUTSIDE the European Union
  • Women who have not changed their status into Indefinite Leave to Remain or British citizen
  • Women who have been living in the UK for less than 10 years

What the ‘Settling In’ project will address:
Working with women who came to the UK with, or joining, a spouse/partner settled in the UK; we have witnessed the specific needs of this group of women. We have also seen the lack of adequate policy discourse around how best to support these women to integrate into life in the UK. There is a distinct lack of visibility of this group and limited capacity to advocate and campaign for policy change both by the women and those supporting them. Consequently, many policy decisions on migration, integration, support needs, etc. do not incorporate the voices of these women.

The ‘Settling In’ project will enable policy makers, local authorities and service providers to introduce and implement schemes which address the specific needs of integration of this group of women by significantly enhancing the knowledge base for policy and practice. We will undertake primary research with this group of women looking at their specific circumstances and the challenges they face. Through focus groups, interviews, surveys and consultation platforms with the women, support services and other stakeholders, we will gather and analyze the necessary information on the reality and breadth of their personal experiences which will inform practice for better integration.

What you will get:

  • reimburse your travel expenses (if receipt is provided)
  • provide crèche facilities
  • provide refreshments
  • give you a £10 gift voucher to thank you for your time

To find out more, please view the PDF documents below:

Settling in for Women

Project Brief

If you are interested, please email nisan.kesete@eavesforwomen.org.uk or call 020 7840 7108.

settling in Eaves for Women