Monthly Archives: November 2014

The real cost of detaining migrants

This piece by Nic Eadie was first published by openDemocracy on 24 November 2014.  Nic is Director of Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group. Several years after being rushed out of Tinsley House immigration removal centre near London Gatwick airport, [...]

2022-10-06T08:32:30+00:00November 24th, 2014|

“Am I a HUMAN BEING? I ran from my country to save my life”

By Lisa Matthews of Right to Remain.  Right to Remain is a member organisation of the Detention Forum. Marie Therese, a survivor of ritualised torture in Cameroon, campaigned for justice in her asylum case with the help of Right [...]

2022-10-06T08:36:13+00:00November 19th, 2014|

The woman called 258

Abri wrote this blog, the third of a series of three, for Detention Forum member Women for Refugee Women from inside Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre in July 2014. I didn’t know how much of a crier I was [...]

2022-10-06T08:38:39+00:00November 18th, 2014|

Our pain is Serco’s profit

Abri's second blog, written for Women for Refugee Women in July 2014, from inside Yarl's Wood detention centre. Women for Refugee Women is a member of the Detention Forum. Today I would like to share some personal experiences and [...]

2022-10-06T08:39:43+00:00November 17th, 2014|

Dover week…

The Unlocking Detention team looks back on the week they visited Dover detention centre in Kent. The Dover week was a busy week like other weeks, but this time with the Detention Inquiry's second evidence session taking place on [...]

2022-10-06T08:47:58+00:00November 13th, 2014|

Women in detention – a troubling reality

This blog post was written by Rosa Heimer, an intern at René Cassin – a charity working to promote and protect universal human rights, drawing on Jewish experience and values, and a member of the Detention Forum. A [...]

2022-10-06T08:49:14+00:00November 12th, 2014|
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