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.
What’s the real problem? Not listening to immigrant women and hearing what their needs are.
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?
When the next housekeeper is assaulted, she can look to the way the DSK case has played out for guidance.
Women detained by ICE, roughly 10 percent of the detention population, have special medical concerns and face unique challenges in detention.
Policies ostensibly put in place to combat illegal immigration have proven particularly detrimental to immigrant women’s access to reproductive justice.
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.
A new federal court decision adds weight to the campaign to ban the shackling of pregnant women.
The Tucson shooting bears a number of weighty implications for immigration issues both in Arizona and across the nation.
Human Rights Watch recently released a report detailing reports and allegations of sexual abuse and assault in ICE detention facilities across the United States. Though this is not an exhaustive account, the report uses the information to reflect on why the abuse is occurring, what policies are being implemented in response and recommendations on how to stem the abuse going forward.