Women reveal bullying and intimidation to force them into “voluntary ” return. “It’s just deportation with another name.”

We're publicising women's experiences of so-called "voluntary returns".   The infamous Home Office "Go Home" van makes clear that voluntary return is part and parcel of its Hostile Environment policy.   How can making life so unbearable that someone has no alternative but comply be called "voluntary"?  As someone recently said to us, "If it's voluntary why … Continue reading Women reveal bullying and intimidation to force them into “voluntary ” return. “It’s just deportation with another name.”

Written evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee enquiry into modern slavery

Since 2002 BWRAP and WAR have been providing specialist services to victims seeking asylum in the UK. Research, including our own, has found that over 70% of women seeking asylum have fled rape elsewhere.  We document what happened to them and the aftermath of sexual violence: the continuing impacts of stigma and trauma. We help … Continue reading Written evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee enquiry into modern slavery