This booklet is the outcome of group sessions held by JRS Malta with Somali women, most of whom are awaiting the outcome of their asylum application. The aim of the JRS project was to make the women aware that they could actually be active agents of change in their own lives, to identify challenges they face as migrants in Malta and to help them to advocate for improved services. This reflects our policy to include an advocacy element in our programs and to advocate not only for but with refugees. The women who contributed to this booklet all had their initial asylum application rejected – a few had received a second rejection on appeal as well – and all were in detention when we started the group sessions. The decision to work with women who had been in detention for a long time was a natural one for JRS to take because we always prioritise people who find themselves in this predicament.