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AIDS 2012: Criminalized Groups Need Not Apply

Drug users and sex workers represent the majority of people living with HIV in many countries, and are among the most at-risk of infection everywhere. The irony of allowing people living with HIV to the conference while refusing those likeliest to be—or become—infected has not been lost on everyone.

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Bei Bei Shuai Deserves Justice, Just Like Every Other Woman

Bei Bei Shuai was charged with murder and attempted feticide while still hospitalized for an emotional breakdown and then spent 435 days in prison. She is now out on bail, but paying for a GPS-enabled ankle bracelet that will cost her $2500 until her trial. What is wrong with this picture?

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Moving Forward: What the Landmark SCOTUS Decision on Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law Means for Immigrant Women

Image by Mexicanso Sin Fronteras on flickr. CC.

As the recent past has demonstrated, anti-choice, anti-immigrant policymakers inevitably seek to undermine our civil rights by attacking our most marginalized first, and we must be prepared to respond. It is imperative for us all to now act together in solidarity.

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“Homeland Security” Now Means Ensuring Undocumented Immigrants In Detention Don’t Get Abortions

Tucked in the latest Homeland Security bill is a rider saying undocumented female immigrants in custody cannot get abortions.

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Criminal Injustice: Arrested and Detained Parents Are Denied Opportunity to Contact and Make Arrangements for Their Children

A part of keeping families safe and secure is making sure that in times of misfortune, children and their parents are able to communicate.

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H.R. 4970 Would Leave Immigrants More Vulnerable, and In Some Cases Endanger their Lives.

The House of Representatives should take a deep breath, change course, and revise its Violence Against Women Act bill to ensure that our laws continue to uphold our nation’s proud tradition of protecting vulnerable immigrant victims.

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VAWA Saved My Life. Now House Republicans Are Pushing For Changes That Will Leave Others Like Me Vulnerable

The government cannot let abusers continue to have control.  The government is supposed to protect victims. VAWA saved my life, and I hope it is left as it is now so it can continue to save other women in dangerous situations.

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House Bill on Violence Would Hand Power to Abusers of Immigrant Women and Allow Criminal Prosecution of Victims

We are appalled at the immigration provisions that the judiciary committee in the House of Representatives passed in HR4970. This bill erodes protections available to immigrant victims who are the victims of domestic abuse.

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Deserving vs. Undeserving? Everyone “Deserves” Human Rights

At the most basic level, human rights are not dependent on who “deserves” them: we have a right to access to abortion, health care, work, and freedom and movement because we are humans, not because we deserve it.

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The War on Immigrant Women: Part of the Sweeping Crusade Against the Fundamental Rights of All Women

The current attacks on women’s health, sexuality, and self-determination — in states, GOP debates, on the airwaves, and beyond — are appalling enough. But it’s only part of the story.

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