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The gender politics of closing down Yarl’s Wood

Bowers, Malia (2014) The gender politics of closing down Yarl’s Wood. Engenderings (30 Jun 2014). Blog Entry.

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Recent events have brought a measure of media and public attention to the detention of women asylum-seekers being held at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Center (IRC). Including a whistleblower, sex abuse claims, and the cancelled UN inspection, many on social media are calling to #ShutDownYarl’sWood and #SetHerFree. A petition put forth by Meltem Avcil on has, at the time of writing, garnered 46,846 signatures requesting that Home Secretary Theresa May “end the detention of women who seek asylum,” drawing on Avcil’s experience and that of her mother in Yarl’s Wood.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Gender Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Departments > Gender Institute
Collections > LSE Engenderings Blog
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 10:48
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 00:14

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