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Ensuring Equal and Enduring Access to Asylum: Why ‘Gender’ Must be a Protected Ground
To ensure equal and enduring access to asylum for survivors of gender-based violence, the U.S. must join other countries in adding a gender as an independent basis for asylum.
Tahirih’s latest report, “Ensuring Equal and Enduring Access to Asylum,” lays out six arguments for why gender must be a protected ground.
FAQs: Adding “Gender” as a Sixth Ground of Asylum
Learn more about adding “gender” as a sixth ground of asylum.
Countries with Asylum/Refugee Laws That Explicitly Protect those Fleeing Gender-Based Persecution
More and more countries have enacted legislation explicitly strengthening protections for survivors, including adding a sixth ground of asylum for “sex” or “gender” as we propose now.
Proposed Amendment to the Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) to Add “Gender” as a 6th Ground of Asylum
To ensure equal and enduring access to asylum for survivors of gender-based violence, the U.S. must add “gender” as a sixth ground of asylum.
Request for an Extension on the Asylum Rule Comment Period
Tahirih and more than 500 organizations signed on to a letter to urge the government to extend the comment period for the newest proposed asylum regulations.
Tahirih Explains Gender-Based Asylum
On June 10, 2020, the administration proposed new regulations that aim to end asylum. Within the regulations is an attempt to end gender-based asylum, which endangers the survivors we work with, and so many others who need legal protection in the U.S. In this explainer, we review the development of gender-based asylum and the uphill battle to secure protections for individuals fleeing gender-based harms.