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This article was originally published in Huffington Post on January 18, 2018. You can access the original article here:

The Tahirih Justice Center’s Chief of Policy, Archi Pyati, spoke with the Huffington Post about a new U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Department of Justice report that misuses statistics on gender-based violence in an attempt to justify restrictionist immigration policies.

“It’s important to gather data on the prevalence and motivations for violence against women and girls to ensure that adequate resources go to victim services and prevention,” Pyati told Huffington Post reporter Melissa Jeltsen.

“‘But it has to be inclusive, expansive, and approach the issue with one goal: to end violence against all women, not to vilify particular groups.'”

Read the full article here.