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

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

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