Action Against Detention & Deportations
Saturday 10 September, we will be protesting at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Centre to close down detention centres, #StopRwandaplan; the Borders Act which attacks everyone’s right to asylum and protection in the UK.
We’re helping organise protests as part of Action Against Detention & Deportations – more details here https://linktr.ee/nodeportations.
Last weekend similar demos were held outside Manchester Short Term Holding and at Colnbrook immigration detention centre where Sara Callaway, @woc_gws said
“When we come here we are not coming as beggars, we are coming because we have
a right to be here”.
Even though the policy has been challenged in the High Court (5 Sept) and is back in court again in October – the government could announce another Rwanda flight shortly and Yarl’s Wood, notorious for its history of protests against rape and sexual abuse by guards, could be used to detain women and families again. It is urgent that the growing
movement against these brutal laws is visible right now. Please join us and share this information widely.
“Many of us are survivors of rape and other torture - if this policy is legalised – none of us will be safe or free. We will not let this government destroy our lives.” -- All African Women’s Group
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CLAIM ASYLUM IN THE UK
In defending the rights of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants to move freely
we defend everybody’s rights!
Recent press coverage:
100s to protest outside detention centres – Morning Star 2 Sept 2022
The UK’s Nationality and Borders Act penalises women. Here’s how – Open Democracy, 1 August 2022
See our statement: Stop the Rwanda Deportation Flights
Global Women Against Deportations is based at the Crossroads Women’s Centre and includes the All African Women’s Group @AfricanGr (an organisation of women asylum seekers & refugees), Legal Action for Women, Women Against Rape @AgainstRape and Women of Colour/Global Women’s Strike @woc_gws.