TEST: End detention/deportation

End the Expansion of Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre

By BWRAP | 22 January 2021 | 0 Comments

NO Expansion of Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre “We’re in the middle of a pandemic. Deaths are rising in detention centres, prisons & overcrowded hostels which were dangerous places even before COVID – they should be closed not expanded.  Everyone should be housed safely regardless of immigration status and all deportations suspended for the public good.”

STOP PRESS: Twenty One Women Released – Hunger Strike Suspended

By BWRAP | 4 December 2018 | 0 Comments

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

By BWRAP | 28 November 2018 | 0 Comments

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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Rape & Sexual Abuse in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre

By BWRAP | 14 June 2017 | 0 Comments

Rape & Sexual Abuse in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre Our report chronicles a regime of predatory sexual abuse (including racist sexual abuse) since it opened and began accepting women and families in 2002.  It brings together the many allegations that have been reported to us, with other reports that have appeared in the media.  …

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We are here because . . .

By BWRAP | 17 May 2011 | 1 Comment

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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Why women in Yarl’s Wood went on hunger strike (transcript)

By BWRAP | 17 March 2011 | 0 Comments

Why women in Yarl’s Wood went on hunger strike (transcript)   M: Some of the hunger strikers said there were meetings of about 20 women who discussed organising it and that they organised across the wings because Avocet started, and women from Bunting and Dove who were working for SERCO selling food noticed no one …

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