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Empathy & active listening: liberal pursuit or transformative practice?

By Tatiana Garavito @TatGaravito Tatiana Garavito is a migrant’ rights activist and the former director of IRMO and Latin American Women Rights Services, two human rights organisations supporting the Latin American community in the UK. Awarded Young Migrant of the year in 2014, she currently works with HOPE not hate as the national organiser for communities of […]

Immigration detention has no place in a happy, healthy society

“This experience of the detention centre eliminated all my self-confidence and made me feel humiliated and like a slave. Even after they let me go, I still was feeling very scared and afraid to leave the house. I could still visualise them and I am having flashbacks and panic attacks.” R, from Manchester Immigration detention […]

Mijente says living with Trump is teaching us to create, not wait for, the world we want to see

By Marienna Pope-Weidemann, communications coordinator, Right to Remain @MariennaPW This is the third instalment of the Still We Dream series, where we’ll hear from grassroots migrant rights and racial justice organisers across the United States talk about how they’re building their movements in Trump’s America and tackling racial privilege not just beyond the movement – but to […]

This International Womens Day, imagine a future without detention

Women for Refugee Women has spent over three years researching the condition of asylum-seeking women in the UK and listening to their experiences. Earlier this month they released their annual report: The Way Ahead: an asylum system without detention. For International Women’s Day, we’ve summarised its key findings and honour all women raising their voices […]

My invisible prison walls become thicker every day

This testimony of the UK’s “hostile environment” comes from Sipho Sibanda, an activist and asylum seeker in Belfast. Of the piece, she says “It came from frustration, seating in a house that’s meant to be a home, feeling lonely and missing the rest of your family and knowing there’s practically nothing you can do about […]

G4S to provide child and family welfare services at new detention unit

Controversial multinational security company G4S has been awarded the contract to provide welfare services to support families and children who will be locked up in a new unit at Tinsley House immigration detention centre. In awarding the contract, the Home Office stated that G4S can provide the “same key aspects of welfare support to families” […]

Manchester, 20 Feb: One day, these walls must fall

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On Monday 20 February as part of the One Day Without Us national day of migrant solidarity, over 100 people gathered in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens for two events. The gatherings were organised by Right to Remain with local migrant groups including United For Change and Manchester Migrant Solidarity, under the campaign banner of These Walls […]