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Search Results for: “asylum”
  • Tahirih Welcomes Executive Action, Calls for Additional Protective Measures

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    November 25th, 2014

    The Administration’s executive action on immigration will bring some relief to the families and communities, and that it will help many women and children to protect their safety and dignity. But more additional measures need to be taken to bring about a more efficient and human immigration system.

  • Please Stand by a Courageous Woman or Girl in 2015

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    November 25th, 2014

    Born out of wedlock and orphaned by her mother in Mexico City, Gloria grew up without knowing what it felt like to be loved. At age 14, she was homeless and was forced to drop out of school to support herself. She was vulnerable to predators like her boyfriend. He betrayed her and sold her to one of the most violent gangs in the world, Los Zetas. Women and girls like Gloria need you now. Can you answer a plea for help this holiday season?

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  • Foreign Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify as Refugees

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    October 28th, 2014

    Martha’s gangster boyfriend threw her down a flight of stairs and struck her so hard in her head that her ears rang for hours. Now, a landmark ruling in August from the nation’s highest immigration court could help Martha and other domestic violence survivors.

  • Torture

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    October 20th, 2014

    What is it? An act specifically intended to cause severe physical or mental pain or suffering upon another person within one’s custody or physical control. What’s the impact? Torture is […]

  • Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in Immigration Detention Are Facing Wrongful Deportations

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    September 23rd, 2014

    Houston Director: “It is urgent that we enact alternatives to detention and release survivors of sexual and domestic violence as soon as possible.”

  • Honor Crimes

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    August 22nd, 2014

    What is it? Honor crimes are acts of violence, including murder, predominantly committed by male family members against female family members who are perceived to have brought dishonor on their […]

  • Rape

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    August 22nd, 2014

    What is it? Rape is a crime of sexual violence that occurs without the consent of the victim. Around the world, rape is used to oppress, dominate, and control women […]