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Thousands of women & children asylum seekers still at risk for deportation

new report from the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center sheds light on the aggressive and deceptive means ICE used to round up immigrants in deportation raids in January. Through a series of interviews with women in detention, the report’s authors collected stories of women who were tricked into allowing ICE into their homes, suffered unnecessary aggression at the hands of ICE agents and treated “like animals” once they were detained.

new report from the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center sheds light on the aggressive and deceptive means ICE used to round up immigrants in deportation raids in January. Through a ...

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Image of the day: Legal abortion so we don’t die

Victoria Argañaraz is a 19 year-old artist in Argentina. In one of her most recent pieces, she calls out countries that practice devout Catholicism and preach mercy and generosity towards those who need help, yet deny women life-saving abortions.

Victoria Argañaraz is a 19 year-old artist in Argentina. In one of her most recent pieces, she calls out countries that practice devout Catholicism and preach mercy and generosity towards those who need help, yet deny ...

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At least 48 transgender women killed in Brazil in January

At least 48 trans women have murdered in Brazil in the first month of 2016, Globo reports. “These are scary numbers,” Glória Crystal, the assistant secretary of NGO Livre Orientação Sexual (Free Sexual Orientation) told Globo in an interview about two recent murders in the south of the country. 

At least 48 trans women have murdered in Brazil in the first month of 2016, Globo reports. “These are scary numbers,” Glória Crystal, the assistant secretary of NGO Livre Orientação Sexual (Free Sexual Orientation) told Globo ...

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Indian Supreme Hears Petition To Decriminalize LGBT Sex

Today the Indian Supreme Court heard a petition challenging Section 377 of the Indian penal code, an anti-sodomy law that’s been on the books since 1960. Considering arguments that sexual equality was a matter of “far-reaching constitutional importance,”  judges referred the petition to a five-judge bench for closer scrutiny. The move is being heralded as step ahead in the legal battle for LGBT rights in India.

Today the Indian Supreme Court heard a petition challenging Section 377 of the Indian penal code, an anti-sodomy law that’s been on the books since 1960. Considering arguments that sexual equality was a matter of “far-reaching constitutional ...

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Here Lies the Abyss: Xenophobia and Gender After the Cologne Assaults

On New Year’s Day, outside the central railway station in Cologne, Germany, dozens of women were sexually assaulted by a pressing crowd of men, groping them, slipping their hands under their clothes, trying to kiss them, trying to rape them; the mass crime, fuelled by alcohol, could have arisen in any number of places in the Western world.

On New Year’s Day, outside the central railway station in Cologne, Germany, dozens of women were sexually assaulted by a pressing crowd of men, groping them, slipping their hands under their clothes, trying to kiss them, trying ...

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