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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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Anti-Choice And Anti-Immigrant Legislation Goes Hand In Hand

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A New American Media analysis suggests that where states are hostile to women, they are hostile to immigrants, too.

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Two More Victories against Inhumane Treatment of Imprisoned Women

Two victories in one day: A federal jury in Tennessee affirms that shackling during labor violates women’s rights, and the Virginia Department of Corrections announces that it will no longer engage in the practice.

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What’s The Real Problem? Not Listening To Immigrant Women

What’s the real problem? Not listening to immigrant women and hearing what their needs are.

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What’s the Real Problem Regarding the Scapegoating of Immigrant Women?

As part of this year’s Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice NLIRH is hosting a blog carnival centered around the topic of immigrant women. The question we’ve posed:  “What’s the real problem” when it comes to the scapegoating of immigrant women?

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Raped? An Immigrant or Woman of Color? Lesson of the DSK Case: Don’t Bother

When the next housekeeper is assaulted, she can look to the way the DSK case has played out for guidance.

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Immigration Detention Reform: A Matter of Life and Death

Women detained by ICE, roughly 10 percent of the detention population, have special medical concerns and face unique challenges in detention.

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The Disastrous Effects of Immigration Policy on Women’s Lives

Policies ostensibly put in place to combat illegal immigration have proven particularly detrimental to immigrant women’s access to reproductive justice.

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The Campaign of Stigma and Intimidation Against Immigrant Women

Attacks on immigrants are an issue not only for the immigrant rights community; these attacks take aim at the core principles of the groups working to advance human and civil rights, equal opportunity, human rights and dignity, healthcare for all, and more.

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