Event: Women’s uncensored experiences of detention and deportation


by Sunny
11th January, 2010 at 8:06 pm    

From a press release I got

Over 70% of women seeking asylum are rape survivors. Over 400 women and their families are currently detained at Yarl’s Wood Removal Centre[2]. Many are detained in other Centres throughout Britain.

While the brutal detention of children is finally widely condemned, there is still little said about the detention of mothers and the impact of this on families, including children, as well as on other vulnerable people.

Can You Hear Us? Women’s uncensored experiences of detention and deportation
Date: 14 January
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: Committee Room 5, House of Commons

Paulina B – won a precedent setting case & compensation for illegal detention, Fatma K – centrally involved in a Yarl’s Wood hunger strike which led to over a dozen rape survivors being released, Celina M – witnessed the sprucing up of Yarl’s Wood in preparation for VIP visits, Jalia S – detained with her two small children – interviewed by TV on release.

Plus taped interviews with women currently detained or illegally deported.

Come hear how despite being: isolated, denied access to dependable lawyers, subjected to slave labour and negligent healthcare, abused and assaulted during deportations, and terrorised by the threat of being sent back . . . women continue to organise creatively in defence of themselves and their children.


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  1. douglas clark — on 12th January, 2010 at 3:56 am  

    Could you provide a link?

  2. damon — on 12th January, 2010 at 3:37 pm  

    70% sounds like it was just made up.

    I used google to come up wih this from Indymedia.
    http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2010/01/444338.html

    70%? No way.
    I’d be more inerested to hear about what happened in southern Italy the other day. The riot by exploited African agricultural workers.
    Many illegal, but the assehole bosses and gangmasters paying the kind of low wages that create that situation.

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