16 September 2021 by Lauren Crosby Medlicott Women don't feel able to share their trauma with border authorities and so don't get a fair hearing for their asylum claims, a survey shared with VICE World News says. At 17 years old, Becky was called into the office of her Catholic priest, also the headteacher at … Continue reading Vice: They Fled Sexual Violence. The UK Made Their Trauma Worse.
13 October 2021 Sign up to The Independent’s free and exclusive event hosted by women’s correspondent Maya Oppenheim exploring the stark reality of violence against women here in the UK. The cruel murder of Sarah Everard by a serving police officer has shone a spotlight on violence against women and girls and police failures to properly tackle these issues within their own … Continue reading Independent: Expert panel discussing violence against women in the UK during live event
Friday 4 November - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hundreds are expected to gather on Sunday 6 November to protest against the ‘humanitarian disaster’ unfolding at Manston detention camp in Kent, where thousands of people, including large numbers of children, are being detained inhumanely and illegally by the British government. The protest comes only a week after … Continue reading Statement: Shut Manstone down: join us at protest
Thanks to local groups' fundraising we were able to send a team up to the demonstration on Saturday 15 October outside Hassockfield Immigration Removal Centre to demand its closure. This is where women who fall foul of the new Nationality and Borders Act, and the Rwanda plan are held. We gave our first performance of … Continue reading Statement: No to Hassockfield Immigration Removal Centre
Protests took place at detention centres round the country on 16-17 July 2022. The photo is of us joining the demonstration outside Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre near Heathrow, which has a horrific record of brutality and deaths. We wanted to provide some basic rights information post introduction of the Borders Act and Rwanda plan, which … Continue reading Statement:”Stop the Rwanda Flights” national action outside detention centres
Our campaigning against the bill showed the devastating impact of it would have on women. Members of the House of Lords in particular were glad for our information and to be in touch. Over 60 people joined the All African Women's Group at Parliament Square on 26 April to call on the Lords to stand … Continue reading Statement: protest against the Nationality & Borders Act