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The Sanctuary in Wales Project delivered opportunities for women seeking sanctuary (asylum-seekers and refugees) in Wales between 2012 and 2015. Oxfam Cymru coordinated the three-year project in the four asylum dispersal areas of Wales, working in partnership with Oasis Cardiff in Cardiff, African Community Centre in Swansea, Displaced People in Action and Bethel Community Church in Newport and BAWSO in Wrexham. Across all areas, Oxfam worked with Business in the Community, who sourced and matched voluntary opportunities for women. The project partners in turn worked with a range of supporting organizations, employers and service providers in each of the four areas. The Sanctuary in Wales Project was funded by Big Lottery.

This is a summary of the evaluation undertaken by Arad Research, and concludes with practice and policy recommendations arising from the project.

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