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Recommendations for change

  • The government should work with the voluntary sector to develop and implement alternatives to detention, focused on support and engagement
  • Implement a proactive screening process to ensure that survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, and others who are vulnerable, are being identified before detention
  • Implement the stated presumption against the detention of survivors of sexual and genderbased violence, and other vulnerable people
  • Introduce an absolute exclusion on the detention of pregnant women
  • Introduce a 28-day time limit on detention
  • Stop detaining people while their asylum claims are in progress
  • Implement a monitoring framework and an accountability mechanism for detention reform

(Women for Refugee Women, 2017, p32 [1])

[1] http://www.refugeewomen.co.uk/2016/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/We-are-still-here-report-WEB.pdf


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