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 Yarlâ€™s Wood Removal Centre. 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? Womenâ€™s uncensored experiences of detention and deportation
Date: 14 January
Venue: Committee Room 5, House of Commons
Paulina B â€“ won a precedent setting case & compensation for illegal detention, Fatma K â€“ centrally involved in a Yarlâ€™s Wood hunger strike which led to over a dozen rape survivors being released, Celina M â€“ witnessed the sprucing up of Yarlâ€™s Wood in preparation for VIP visits, Jalia S â€“ detained with her two small children â€“ 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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