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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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Federal Court Condemns Shackling, Vindicates Woman

A new federal court decision adds weight to the campaign to ban the shackling of pregnant women.

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Tucson Shooting Reshapes Explosive Immigration Debate

The Tucson shooting bears a number of weighty implications for immigration issues both in Arizona and across the nation.

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Detained and At Risk: Sexual Abuse and Harassment in U.S. Detention System

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.

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