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“There are many vulnerable women in Yarl’s Wood – we are still here.”

The latest report by Women for Refugee Women follows on from their previous reports, Detained and I Am Human. The report is based on responses from 26 women between May-September 2017 who have claimed asylum and been detained since the Adults at Risk … Continue reading

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Mental Health

Here is the text of a presentation given by Samantha Henry as part of a workshop held at Yarl’s Wood with Hibiscus Initiatives and Kaleidoscope. Samantha is currently a Master of Public Health >student at the University of Wolverhampton, and was a Rotary Ambassadorial … Continue reading

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2017 Annual Report

If you have not read it yet, we have our Annual Report available. It is good to remind ourselves of all we have achieved in the last 12 months.

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IMB 2016 Annual Report on YWIRC

The Independent Monitoring Board’s latest Annual Report on Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre is now available (published 26 June 2017). It covers the changes they have noted since last year, together with a new set of recommendations moving forward. They acknowledge … Continue reading

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Women for Refugee Women’s latest report

Women for Refugee Women’s latest report, “I Am Human” , looks closely at the experiences of women detained in Yarl’s Wood. It reveals that women are routinely watched and searched by male staff despite Home Office denials. To read the … Continue reading

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HMIP Report on Yarls Wood Published

Prisons Inspector finds that Yarl’s Wood is failing vulnerable women Nick Hardwick, the HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, has today found that Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre ‘is failing to meet the needs of the most vulnerable women.’ For the … Continue reading

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Women for Refugee Women publish report and launch campaign

Women for Refugee Women have launched a report documenting the experiences of 46 women detained in Yarl’s Wood. Many of the women were supported by the Befrienders during their time at Yarl’s Wood. To go to the WFRW website, click … Continue reading

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HMIP report published

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons, Nick Hardwick, published his report on Yarl’s Wood yesterday. The report can be found at the Ministry of Justice website here.

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