PRESS RELEASE: Women win asylum & family reunion

PRESS RELEASE: Women win asylum & family reunion Three women from the All African Women’s Group (AAWG), a self-help group of asylum seekers and refugees based at the Crossroads Women’s Centre in Camden/London, have won significant victories in the last couple of months. Two women won the right to stay in the UK and one, …

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UP FROM DESTITUTION SURVEY

UP FROM DESTITUTION WOMEN AND OUR CHILDREN ESCAPING PERSECUTION, WAR & ECOLOGICAL DEVASTATION HAVE A RIGHT TO ASYLUM AND SUPPORT https://womenagainstrape.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/UfDclip.mp4 Up from Destitution, a survey of women seeking asylum and making immigration applications in the UK, has found that 60% of participants are living on an income so low that they are classified as …

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Abolish Detention: No To Hassockfield

Abolish Detention – No to Hassockfield https://womenagainstrape.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/ConRT_1.mp4 Cristel Amiss, Global Women Against Deportations – part of the grassroots campaign calling for an end to building Hassockfield – a new detention Centre for women – planned by the Home Secretary.  “The systematic racist and sexist abuse that is detention and deportation must end – many more …

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ACTION ALERT: Oppose the “New Immigration” Plan

Proposals in the New Immigration Plan are now being put forward as legislation in the Nationality and Borders Bill currently making its way through parliament. The government’s New Immigration Plan introduces a two-tier system so that anyone entering the UK by a so-called illegal route will no longer be entitled to full refugee status. Instead, …

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Bullied into “Voluntary” Returns

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

STOP PRESS: Twenty One Women Released – Hunger Strike Suspended The hunger strike of over 40 women in Yarl’s Wood IRC which started on Monday night in protest at eight women being taken from detention and forced onto a charter flight back to Nigeria, has been suspended. Four women (and one woman’s partner) DID NOT …

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Submission to Home Affairs Committee Immigration Detention Inquiry

Submission to Home Affairs Committee Immigration Detention Inquiry Black Women’s Rape Action Project (BWRAP) was founded in 1991. Women Against Rape (WAR) was founded in 1976. Together the two organisations have worked closely with women in detention, particularly in Yarl’s Wood IRC, over many years documenting the traumatic impact of rape and other violence on …

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LUSH Human Rights Summit

LUSH Human Rights Summit February 2018 Performance: We are Here – because You are There Our interactive play has been on tour to Coventry, Sheffield & the DSEI Stop to Arms Fair. Performed by asylum seekers from the All African Women’s Group, it depicts the real life injustices faced by rape survivors and others throughout …

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We are here because . . .

We are here because . . . . . .  is an inspiring and moving collection of online video and other testimonies, filmed, recorded, edited and produced by Black/women of colour, – many are are active members of All African Women’s Group a self-help group of women asylum seekers. Together with volunteers all the testimonies were …

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