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Friday, 7 February 2014

Knitted together - raising the voices of Yarl's Wood Women

The LWEWI is joining the Shoreditch Sisters WI and Women for Refugee Women (WRW) to create a Knitted Together Patchwork Blanket to be displayed at the Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre on International Women's Day, March 8th. We need knitted or crocheted squares, 10cm by 10cm, by our next meeting - sorry about the short notice! Jenny Anderson will collect them and send them to the WRW who will then sew them together.

Yarl's Wood detains people suspected of visa violations or illegal entry to the UK. They have often experienced rape and other forms of torture, and the conditions at Yarl's Wood have been described as a second torture. It is hoped this blanket will raise awareness of their conditions and action will be taken to alleviate them.

You can support this by signing the petition at:

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