This government is planning to open a new detention centre for women in autumn. Detention harms women by locking them up when they need protection.
Every woman deserves a chance to rebuild her life in safety. Yet, instead of getting the support they need, too often women’s experiences are not believed and they are locked up in immigration detention. Most women held in detention are known to be survivors of trafficking, torture, or sexual violence. Detention is harmful, as well as expensive, unjust and unnecessary.
We need more kindness and compassion, not a new detention centre.
Agnes needed protection, but instead she was detained for months before being granted refugee status. Over 14,000 of you have already joined Agnes to say #NoToHassockfield. Add your name to show your solidarity and to stop this new detention centre from opening.
We want to connect with MPs before they go on recess for summer to tell them that we do not want this new detention centre for women to open.
You can use this easy tool to tweet your MP to say #NoToHassockfield or use this simple tool to write to your MP to tell them to take action to stop the new detention centre from opening. Our MPs can make a difference – contact yours today!