Author Archives: Black Womens Rape Action Project

Demo v Immigration Bill & Briefing Update

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 In February, Lord Ramsbotham called for the bill to be withdrawn or suspended to allow … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal suspends the Detained Fast track!

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

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Speak Out: Rape & Sexual Assault in Yarl’s Wood

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

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Speak Out: Rape & Sexual Assault In Yarl’s Wood Immigration & Removal Centre

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

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SERCO officers in Yarl’s Wood IRC, violent, racist, sexist & vindictive

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.

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Women’s Hunger Strike – Louder Than Words

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

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Yarl’s Wood Update: Releases, Returns, Reprisals

Thirteen former hunger strikers have now been released of the 25 or so we were in touch with on a daily basis.

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Stop Rape, Detention And Deportations

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.

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Hunger striker released from Holloway

Following a third bail hearing on 26 April, Ms K won her long overdue release from Holloway prison.

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Yarl’s Wood Hunger Strike

On Friday 19 March, most of the women who have been refusing food, suspended their hunger strike in order to avoid permanent damage to their health.  Women have vowed to resume the strike if the authorities don’t investigate their complaints … Continue reading

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