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OU year of #Mygration video featuring Befrienders

To mark their Year of #Mygration, the Open University have produced a short video highlighting some key issues they have been raising awareness of, including the detention of migrants. The video includes Befrienders Jo Vincett, and Sara De Jong. You … Continue reading

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72 hours too many…

Our Trustee Jo Vincett has co-written a blog post for No Walls, 72 hours too many- how pregnant women are let down in immigration centres. Read it here.

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All fun and games at Equality & Diversity Day

Equality and Diversity Day was marked at Yarl’s Wood IRC on Friday 29th June, and Ali, Shirley and Befriender, Sidney proudly staffed our tombola stall on the day. The prizes offered, including quiz books, colouring books and notebooks (all staples … Continue reading

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Can you speak another language…? We need you!

  We’re looking for volunteers to befriend in other languages. If you can speak another language, please get in touch at info@ywbefrienders.org.

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A friend in need. . . who are volunteer befrienders and how to become one?

Thanks to Trustee and Befriender, Jo Vincett, for contributing to this excellent piece in the Church Times. Volunteer befrienders at immigration-removal centres provide a service to detainees. Jemima Thackray finds out what it takes to become one…

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Our Annual Meeting a great success

We’d like to say a big Thank You to all who attended our Annual meeting yesterday, 18th June at the Quarry Theatre. We had a record turnout of 61 who attended, and more who arrived for the film showing of … Continue reading

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IMB release Yarl’s Wood Annual Report

Yarl’s Wood IMB reports on the dramatic increase in the number of detainees being sectioned and calls for indeterminate and unnecessary detention to be ended. The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for Yarl’s Wood IRC publishes its annual report for 2017 … Continue reading

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Join us for our Annual meeting and film showing of Human Flow by Ai Weiwei

Join us on 18th June at The Quarry Theatre for a screening of Artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow, a breath-taking epic film journey capturing the global refugee crisis. The film will follow our Annual Meeting. Everyone is … Continue reading

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Two releases from Yarl’s Wood

We are pleased too see these two women released from Yarl’s Wood this week following an article in the London Economic. Click on the picture to read the full article.;

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Save the date!

Put 18th June 2018 in your diary for our Annual Meeting. We’re currently finalising details so check back soon.

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