This summer, BID will turn 20 years old but we're not celebrating.
In our first annual report from 1999 our founders described their determination “to challenge the government’s failure to abide by international human rights standards.”
Two decades later, it is unacceptable that people are still locked up for immigration purposes.
Our Anti-Birthday Campaign will run across the summer and will highlight the ongoing failure of the UK immigration detention system. Crucially, the campaign also encourages supporters to make an Anti-birthday gift. We want to end detention. But we need your help.
For the last 20 years, BID has borne witness to the daily injustices faced by immigration detainees. We have consistently held the Home Office to account while advocating to end detention and supporting over 45,000 people to fight for their freedom.
With our 20th birthday fast approaching, we have one simple wish. We want an end to the needless suffering and trauma inflicted on migrants at the hands of the Home Office.
Support us by choosing a gift from our anti-birthday wish list and join our growing movement to #EndDetention.
You can buy us a gift individually, or together as an office, school, class or community group. Any size gift is welcome and all of them help BID do our important and necessary work.