Articles about 'immigration'

“I want to be ant in the corner of the room, not the elephant at its centre”

Carla Pol explains why she moved from Italy to the UK to pursue her standup career

Carla Pol // 1 February 2018

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

Invisible to visible

Huma Munshi finds that despite some rough edges, The Invisible feels like a truthful depiction of what it means to travel far from home

Huma Munshi // 19 December 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Silent suffering: when domestic violence and immigration status intersect

Immigrant women are at serious risk in the UK - Nathalie Greenfield considers how we can help

Nathalie Greenfield // 20 September 2017

Categories: Activism, Features, Violence

Fear in the modern world

Harriet Wailling is engaged and unnerved by three new dance pieces from 2Faced Dance

Harriet Wailling // 24 April 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The Casey Review: we all need to be part of the solution

Nazmin Akthar-Sheikh disagrees with Dame Louise Casey's defence of her review on community cohesion in Britain, arguing that employers, institutions and individuals must all work together to achieve integration

Guest Blogger // 26 January 2017

Categories: Blog

Redefining the immigrant experience

Martha Salhotra reads The Good Immigrant compiled by Nikesh Shukla, and finds the experience to be like slipping on a new pair of shoes that fit perfectly the first time round

Martha Salhotra // 10 December 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

The F-Word stage blog: October 2016

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in October

Lissy Lovett // 4 October 2016

Categories: Blog

If they don’t listen, shout louder

Megan Stodel is furious that the government is ploughing ahead with unfair immigration and asylum tribunal court fees

Megan Stodel // 16 September 2016

Categories: Blog

Theresa May is not my feminism

Theresa May becoming Prime Minister has been hailed by some as a victory for feminism. Osha Al-Mossallami argues that the representation of women in politics should be about more than an image

Guest Blogger // 25 July 2016

Categories: Blog

An appeal to justice

Megan Stodel thinks a 500% increase in tribunal fees for appeals in asylum and immigration cases is unconscionable and calls for those who feel the same to respond to the Ministry of Justice consultation

Megan Stodel // 23 April 2016

Categories: Blog

On sexism and immigration

Responding to David Cameron's concerns about the isolation of migrant Muslim women, D H Kelly highlights the ways in which our immigration system is indirectly sexist and can put women at risk

D H Kelly // 22 January 2016

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

Why a group of artists from Tbilisi had their visa applications refused

The New Collective are a group of women invited to bring their performance art to an international festival held in the UK. Megan Stodel sees a worrying sign in the refusal of their visa applications

Megan Stodel // 14 June 2015

Categories: Blog

Immigration is a feminist issue

July's guest blogger Milena Popova is appalled at the government's approach to immigration, believing that feminists should be vocal in opposing it

Milena Popova // 15 July 2014

Categories: Blog

SWOU statement on the Soho raids

A press release from the Sex Worker Open University in response to Wednesday night's police raids of sex work premises

Laura // 6 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Fighting anti-immigrant racism in the UK

Chitra Nagarajan reflects on the UK's history of racism towards immigrants - as well as the positive benefits of immigration - in light of recent Home Office targeting of immigrants and black people, and explains what we can do to fight back

Guest Blogger // 14 August 2013

Categories: Blog

[Don’t] shop an illegal

In a blatant attempt to divert attention from the disastrous NHS bill currently going through the Lords, David Cameron yesterday urged us all to shop an illegal immigrant. Not wealthy,...

Laura // 11 October 2011

Categories: Blog

Poppy Project to support sex trafficking victims loses funding, may not survive

The Poppy Project has lost a £4 million contract to support victims of sex trafficking – to the Salvation Army, and may be forced to close. A story in the...

Jess McCabe // 17 April 2011

Categories: Blog

Wednesday round-up

Reporting from their first Women Speak Out event in London, the discussion ranged over some interesting territory, from the impact of the recession to fear of violence against women and...

Jess McCabe // 9 June 2010

Categories: Blog

Refugee and Migrant Justice needs your help!

Refugee and Migrant Justice is a charity who provide free legal advice and representation to asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants in the UK, including victims of trafficking and separated...

Quinn Capes-Ivy // 4 June 2010

Categories: Blog

Yarl’s Wood hunger strikers sue government

Four women from the Yarl’s Wood hunger strike have launched legal action against the Home Office, reports Women’s eNews. The case is likely to be heard in March: “Over 70...

Jess McCabe // 20 April 2010

Categories: Blog

16 Days Against Violence Against Women

November 25th marked the beginning of this years "16 Days Against Violence Against Women". Black Women's Rape Action Project have issued a press release regarding the UK government's obligation to provide protection to women seeking asylum from rape and other forms of sexual violence.

sokari // 28 November 2008

Categories: Blog

Child prisoners in UK detention centers

For years the British government has tried to cover up the truth of what happens to women and children in detention centers such as Yarlswood. Now Sir Al Aynsley-Green, who is the Children’s Commissioner has exposed the reality for children in Yarlswood, nonetheless the government is refusing to change it’s policy towards asylum seekers in general and the detention of children in particular…

sokari // 11 September 2008

Categories: Blog

Chavez enters EU immigration debate

In a fightback from the post colonial commons, Hugo Chavez of Venezula is threatening to withhold oil and prevent EU investments in Venezula should the EU go ahead with the...

sokari // 27 June 2008

Categories: Blog

Sending asylum seekers home with instructions to “be discreet”

In an outrageous statement against LGBTs and asylum seekers, UK’s Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith claims gay and lesbian asylum seekers can be deported to Iran (and other countries such as Nigeria, Uganda and Cameroon) safely as long as they are “discreet”.

sokari // 24 June 2008

Categories: Blog

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