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Author Archives: Black Womens Rape Action Project
Demo against the Bill, Tues 5 April outside Lunar House, 40 Wellesley Road, Croydon CR9 2BY, from 10.30am. Opposition to the Immigration Bill continues to grow. In February, Lord Ramsbotham called for the bill to be withdrawn or suspended to allow … Continue reading
Today the Court of Appeal ruled that the government must immediately suspend the discredited Detained Fast Track. Hunger strikes and other protests in detention and grassroots campaigning outside have forced the courts to take this step to stop a most … Continue reading
BWRAP and WAR spoke to one of at least thirty women who have gone on hunger strike in Yarl’s Wood to protest the removal of seven women back to Pakistan on a charter flight on Friday 5th, October. We have … Continue reading
On Tuesday, the 1st October, at 3pm, victims of rape and sexual assault including testimonies from women who experienced and/or witnessed sexual abuse whilst held in detention at Yarl’s Wood Immigration and Removal Centre will speak out at the Crossroads … Continue reading
On 6 December at 2pm Ms Jane Uyi was physically assaulted and verbally abused by several SERCO guards during one of their routine monthly searches of women’s rooms.
When 70 women went on hunger strike in Yarl’s Wood IRC on 5 February, an unprecedented level of media coverage followed. Rape survivors, mothers separated from their children, and other vulnerable women, some of whom had been detained without trial … Continue reading
Thirteen former hunger strikers have now been released of the 25 or so we were in touch with on a daily basis.
On 8 June, a charge of attempted rape brought by Ms Joy N against chief of police inspector Vittorio Addesso of Milan CIE (Centre for Identification and Expulsion) Detention Centre in Italy, will be heard in court.
Following a third bail hearing on 26 April, Ms K won her long overdue release from Holloway prison.