JUNGLE NEWS

 NEWS FROM THE GROUND

August 30, 2018

RWC is in URGENT need of support! 

The warehouse which we operate from in Grande Synthe was unfortunately burnt down on the night of 28 August, and all the stock and storage space has been destroyed. In order to be able to continue suppor...

August 22, 2018

RWC is seeking a Women’s Support Worker to join our team in northern France, starting in early October 2018.

July 6, 2018

Some things which are commonplace in Calais would never happen in Grande Synthe. This is the assumption with which we have been working for several years. Dismantlements happen in Calais to the point of becoming mundane. Whilst in Grande...

May 30, 2018

Following the recent and tragic killing of two-year-old Mawda; member of a family the Women's Centre have regular and close contact with, a long term volunteer reflects on what she remembers of Mawda's last day, and acknowledges anger an...

May 1, 2018

Following International Women’s Day last month, Frances Timberlake reflects on perceptions and realities of displaced women. The multiple roles they must often come to take on, and which they live with patience and fierce resilience, are...

April 8, 2018

A crinkly smile, a steaming brew, a stream of tears, a flying boot, children’s laughter, an enveloping hug, a dry, chapped hand held tight to a heart – sights, sounds, scents, emotions. How do I reduce this experience to words? And who’s...

March 11, 2018

Recent Volunteers at the RWC, Paddy gathers thoughts and reflections on motherhood, mothering and displacement. Drawing words from poignant poems, from experience and of course from women who are also Mothers. It is a day to reflect...

February 26, 2018

A new longterm volunteer at RWC reflects on her day with the hilarious Deborah Frances White of the The Guilty Feminist and making a podcast in the refugee distribution warehouse!!

February 15, 2018

Paddy  volunteered with the Refugee Women's Centre between the 27th of December 2017 and the 16th of January 2018. She shares with us a personal reflection of her time through descriptive creative writing piece, weaving the stories a...

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