Monday, February 24, 2003

Misogyny Alert Code Orange via Jeanne.

Women seeking asylum in the United States based on gender-related violence face a new threat today – from the Justice Department.

Attorney General John Ashcroft is reportedly planning to reverse current policy on the availability of asylum for victims of domestic violence and issue new regulations which could severely limit the ability of women fleeing many forms of gender-based human rights abuses – including sex trafficking, sexual slavery, honor killing and domestic violence - from seeking asylum in the United States.

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