This Autumn, we have been supporting a number of highly vulnerable Chinese women who have been trafficked to the UK and locked up indefinitely in Yarl’s Wood detention centre.

This week, we worked with the Guardian on an article exposing their plight and the failures of the Home Office.

Our director Natasha Walter says,

“These women are extremely vulnerable and many have survived terrible violence and are still in fear of their traffickers. The Home Office is clearly failing to follow its own policies regarding victims of trafficking and gender-based violence by locking up these women for long periods and trying to deport them, without proper mental or physical healthcare or decent legal advice.”