News

Statement on the Nationality and Borders bill

Through our sister project, Refugee Tales, we have repeatedly stated that detaining people indefinitely sets the conditions for all other human rights to be eroded. We wished to be wrong! We wished that indefinite detention would end. We wished that time would show we...

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Spring Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter brings news from our visitors, trustees, our self-advocacy group and staff. Read how one of our visitors helped celebrate the birthday of a detained person and how Skype has been used to make connections in detention. Read trustee reflections on...

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We are calling on MPs to #ScrapPart5

GDWG has signed up as a supporting organisation to #ScrapPart5 letter calling on the government not to implement cuts to slavery support under the Nationality and Borders Bill. This would have a big impact on many people we support. A cluster of measures, restricting...

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Calling all artists

We are planning an ONLINE CHARITY ART AUCTION in May 2022. The auction will raise funds for GDWG and Refugee Tales. credit: Ian Henderson Can you help?If so, please write to anna@gdwg.org.uk We have drop-off places for donated art work in Crawley and Surbiton or you...

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GDWG Autumn Newsletter out now

GDWG Autumn Newsletter out now

Our newsletter comes to you with thanks for your support and we hope it brings a blast of energy and positivity your way as we celebrate our community and all we have achieved in recent months. We hope you enjoy reading reflections by a new trustee, a new visitor and...

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GDWG Annual Review of 2020

GDWG Annual Review of 2020

We are delighted to share our Annual Review of 2020 with you. This Review entitled 'Creating Bridges' describes the breadth of our work in 2020 when we created new bridges through the development of post-detention support. Ali Smith pays tribute to our work bridging...

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Congratulations to Abdulrazak Gurnah

Congratulations to Abdulrazak Gurnah

Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group (GDWG) are delighted that one of our Refugee Tales patrons, Abdulrazak Gurnah, has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2021.  The Nobel Committee awarded the prize for 'his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the...

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