The book is based on an original study that was undertaken by IARS between 2012 and 2013 with funding from Comic Relief. Through user-led research methods, the book aims to provide much needed evidence on the experiences of refugee and asylum seeking women who have been victims of abuse and power. The locus is London and the service areas that were investigated were health and legal. The findings are provocative and timely. The book also
proceeds with a number of evidence-based solutions for government and its services, which have recently been extremely reactionary and political in their immigration policies.