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  • Immigrants Live in ‘Double Shadow’ of Domestic Violence

    December 2nd, 2013

    Deysi Gonzalez’s diary begins with this sentence: “On July 3, 2002, I met the man I thought would be the love of my life.” Instead, she continues in neat Spanish script, the handsome acquaintance who courted her in Guatemala turned into a possessive bully who stalked and beat her.

  • Fighting Violence Against Immigrant Women

    September 5th, 2013

    When Anne Chandler travels around Houston, she doesn’t see the same city you and I see.

  • Afghan Escapes Taliban Oppression, But Fears For Others

    April 18th, 2013

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

  • A Harrowing Story of Female Genital Mutilation, and the Houston Group Fighting for Women Refugees

    September 26th, 2012

    When Kadi entered the United States for the second time, she knew there would be no returning to her home country of Mali. An activist who fought for women’s rights and who defied her husband and community to protect her daughter from female genital mutilation, she knew that returning would cost her her life and leave her daughter without a protector.

  • Layli Miller-Muro Wins 2012 Goldman Sachs Award

    September 24th, 2012

    The Goldman Sachs award goes to leaders in organizations across a wide spectrum of fields, from finance to philanthropy.

  • Once Victims, Two Women Crusade Against Abusive Traditions

    May 2nd, 2012

    The two women met for the first time last week at a sleek Georgetown hotel, where they were speakers at a glittering charity dinner. They shook hands and hugged across a vast gulf of culture, geography and faith: one a devout Muslim from West Africa with her hair carefully hidden under a tight scarf, the other a gregarious South Asian in a stylish sari and costume earrings.

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

    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.