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Posts tagged National
  • Afghan Escapes Taliban Oppression, But Fears For Others

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    April 18th, 2013

    As an ambitious young woman in rural southern Afghanistan, Fouzia Durrani was headed for trouble.

  • A Note from Layli: Celebrating 15 Years of Service

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    July 9th, 2012

    Over the past 15 years, we have been privileged to help over 14,000 immigrant women and children receive legal protection, rebuild their lives, and restore their dignity.

  • “Honor Killing” Under Growing Scrutiny in U.S.

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    April 5th, 2012

    Although many Americans may think that phenomena such as forced marriages and so-called “honor killings” exist only overseas, social service agencies, educators, and a growing number of law enforcement personnel know differently.

  • A Note From Layli: Horrors in the United States

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    March 13th, 2012

    For many of us, reports on women and girls being threatened with violence and forced to marry seem distant and incomprehensible.

  • Fear of Deportation Becomes Abusers’ Weapon

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    February 8th, 2012

    In the past decade, several new laws have allowed abused foreign-born women, including those who entered the United States illegally and those whose immigration status depends on their spouse, to obtain legal residency on their own.

  • Forced Marriage and ‘Honor Killings’ Happen in Britain, U.S., Too

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    September 18th, 2011

    Forced marriage and honor violence are often viewed in the West as backward customs relegated to impoverished developing nations. But a spate of gruesome honor killings in the U.K., and new research about the prevalence of underage marriage in the U.S., for the first time show that this kind of violence against women is far more widespread.

  • A Night of Extraordinary Women

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    September 14th, 2011

    Do something! That’s what the courageous women activists and leaders urged at the launch of the Women in the World Foundation in Manhattan on Tuesday.