Speaking to the women hunger striking at Yarl’s Wood

This International Women's Day, 8 March, a group of migrant and refugee women are staging a mass lobby to demand from parliament the same rights to safety, dignity, and liberty as all women. Their argument? "On the centenary year of women’s suffrage in the UK, let’s not forget those women whose voices are too often not heard.” Their immigration status means that most don’t have the right to vote, but they couldn’t be more directly affected by our government’s actions. “Many refugee women are ready to share their stories and speak their truth,” says Marchu Girmu, one of the founders of the All Women Count campaign. “We now need to give them platforms to speak out and to say, ‘We see you, we hear you, we believe you.’”  Read the full article by Clare Considine on the Dazed website

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