Demand emergency housing and support for a rape survivor and mother with two young children.

21 January 2021

See latest UPDATE – 29 January 21 Marian Okeibunor is a rape survivor and mother of two young children. Until last week she was housed by social services in Lewisham. She and her family were cruelly evicted and are now homeless and destitute. Name: Marian Okeibunor Home Office reference number: ABS/5925291 ►Email: Home Secretary, Priti …

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Living under “lockdown” – Gloria, All African Women’s Group

2 June 2020

Living under “lockdown” – Gloria, All African Women’s Group I’ve been in the UK since 2002.  I was forced to leave [Uganda] because I feared for my life.  I was married to an extremely violent, controlling and powerful man who was able to abuse me and get away with it as he had many friends …

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Amnesty from Deportation, Access to Health, Housing and Food

7 April 2020

Amnesty from Deportation, Access to Health, Housing and Food An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of the UK and the Taoiseach of Ireland cc:   UK Home Secretary and UK Health Secretary, Irish Health Secretary and Irish Minister for Justice and Equality, All UK MPs, All Members of the Irish Parliament (the Oireachtas), All Leaders …

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NEWS FLASH: Victory after living for 17 years in limbo!

3 March 2020

NEWS FLASH: Victory after living for 17 years in limbo! Ms O from Cote D’Ivoire – announces today 3 March 2020 that she has finally won refugee status. Speaking at today’s self-help session (which BWRAP helps coordinate) Ms O described how the immigration judge at her appeal hearing intervened to stop the Home Office barrister …

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Urgent Christmas appeal for destitute women and children

14 November 2019

Urgent Christmas appeal for destitute women and children Dear Friends, As Christmas and the school holidays are almost here, we write to ask again if you could kindly donate to our annual Christmas appeal for destitute women and children in the All African Women’s Group (AAWG) — the self-help group of women asylum seekers based with …

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6 November 2019

Landmark rape case brought by Kentish Town campaigners is turned into a play Bridget Galton Lisa Longstaff of Women Against Rape and Niki Adams of the English Collective of Prostitutes outside Crossroads Women’s Centrein Kentish Town where they are based – Credit: Archant In 1995 Women Against Rape and the English Collective of Prostitutes joined …

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Bullied into “Voluntary” Returns

18 January 2019

Bullied into “Voluntary” Returns At a recent All African Women’s Group meeting, the chair asked whether any women in the group had experience of being forced to sign to return to their country of origin or knew of others that had been. We found out that many women had been taken into back rooms, in …

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STOP PRESS: Twenty One Women Released – Hunger Strike Suspended

4 December 2018

STOP PRESS: Twenty One Women Released – Hunger Strike Suspended Speaking to Black Women’s Rape Action Project which with the All African Women’s Group has been providing daily support to the hunger strikers, Mercy, one of the women said: “We are suspending the hunger strike but will continue to protest and speak out. . . the …

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London women tell UN poverty envoy about impact of welfare cuts

29 November 2018

London women tell UN poverty envoy about impact of welfare cuts Women in London have told the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty they are bearing the brunt of government welfare cuts, and described how austerity has left infants homeless and exacerbated problems including overcrowded housing and domestic violence. More than a dozen women addressed …

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Women on hunger strike in Yarl’s Wood – “Release us and close this place down.”

28 November 2018

Women on hunger strike in Yarl’s Wood – “Release us and close this place down.” Over 40 women in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre have gone on hunger strike protesting against a charter flight (Tues 27 Nov) that will take traumatised women back to Nigeria.  Women from many different countries including, Bolivia, China, Ghana, Malawi, …

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