Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi is a reporter, editor & writer. Co-edits Shine a Light. Writer in residence for Lacuna magazine. Twice shortlisted for Orwell Prize. Winner of Scottish Refuge Council media award and Write to End Violence Against Women award. Tweets @Rebecca_Omonira
The end of domestic violence support for black and brown women in the UK?
Dedicated refuges were created to answer a desperate need. Now their survival is at risk.
Private healthcare company Care UK cancelled immigration detainee’s brain scan
Jury hears that HMP Thameside staff didn’t know the rules concerning hospital appointments. Bruno Dos Santos...
Doubts over cause of death of man, 25, at remote UK immigration lockup
Day Two of the inquest into the death of Bruno Dos Santos.
Medicines untaken, appointments missed by young man who died at immigration lockup
Jury hears of ‘chaotic’ and ‘stressful time’ at the Verne immigration removal centre. Day One of the inquest into...
Punish the weak: one woman’s experience of UK health and welfare
What does the extraordinary story of Emma Golledge tell us about the British state’s values and competence?
The human beings that UK government ‘forgot’
As David Cameron’s panicked government puts on a compassionate face, we meet people harmed by punitive policies.