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GDWG is recruiting an Operations Manager

GDWG has a full-time job opportunity to join our small and determined team. We require blended working from home and from our office in Crawley. This is a one-year fixed term contract. In this role your work will work closely with the Director managing operations for...

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November Newsletter out now

In our latest Newsletter we hear from people we have supported in and out of detention, those who have joined us on our monthly walks, our volunteers, our supporters and staff! We have poetry, book reviews, art work and much more. You can read the November Newsletter...

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Refugee Tales at Literature Cambridge online event

Literature Cambridge are running regular online study sessions on a range of literature! On 26th December at 6pm they will be holding a session on refugee writings, using Refugee Tales plus Viet Nguyen's The Refugees and The Displaced. Don't miss it! You can find out...

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Christmas Cards on sale soon

Christmas Cards on sale soon

Our thanks to Ruby Wright for the amazing Christmas Card she has designed for GDWG and Refugee Tales this year. On sale from November, you'll recognise the colour of the card as the beautiful Refugee Tales blue on our t-shirts! The card shows a community of walkers in...

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Refugee Tales at Hay Fest Rijeka 2020

Earlier this month, Refugee Tales attended a literature festival in Zagreb in conjunction with Hay Fest Rijeka 2020. Refugee Tales Editors and co-founders Anna Pincus and David Herd were on the panel, alongside award-winning author Marina Lewycka discussing ways in...

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We are recruiting for an Advocacy Coordinator

GDWG has a full-time job opportunity to join our small and determined frontline team. We require blended working from home and from our office in Crawley. This is a one- year fixed term contract. In this role you will work with people in detention on casework, offer...

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During the time of Covid-19, fear has felt corrosive

During the time of Covid-19, fear has felt corrosive. Loss of agency has been a defining characteristic of life. For those in detention, total loss of freedom is the norm underpinned by a terrible loss that is central to the dehumanising nature of detention. People in...

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25 years of GDWG photo project

25 years of GDWG photo project

Introduction by Photographer Simon Way It was on a trip to Copenhagen in April 2019 that I saw a press photo exhibition showcasing the lives of people in detention. The state didn’t know what to do with them and they were stuck in an endless cycle of bureaucracy. What...

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