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    Nonprofit says Rohingya men also victims of sexual violence

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    The Women's Refugee Commission said in a report released Thursday that 30 of the 89 Rohingya men and adolescent boys who participated in focus groups in Bangladesh "personally knew a Rohingya man or boy who had directly experienced conflict-related sexual violence in Myanmar."

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    Nonprofit says Rohingya men also victims of sexual violence

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    The Women's Refugee Commission said in a report released Thursday that 30 of the 89 Rohingya men and adolescent boys who participated in focus groups in Bangladesh "personally knew a Rohingya man or boy who had directly experienced conflict-related sexual violence in Myanmar."

    tags: GBV

    Nonprofit says Rohingya men also victims of sexual violence

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    The Women’s Refugee Commission said in a report released Thursday that 30 of the 89 Rohingya men and adolescent boys who participated in focus groups in Bangladesh “personally knew a Rohingya man or boy who had directly experienced conflict-related sexual violence in Myanmar.”

    tags: GBV

    Nonprofit says Rohingya men also victims of sexual violence

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    The Women’s Refugee Commission said in a report released Thursday that 30 of the 89 Rohingya men and adolescent boys who participated in focus groups in Bangladesh “personally knew a Rohingya man or boy who had directly experienced conflict-related sexual violence in Myanmar.”

    tags: GBV

    Nonprofit says Rohingya men also victims of sexual violence

    Pin It

    The Women’s Refugee Commission said in a report released Thursday that 30 of the 89 Rohingya men and adolescent boys who participated in focus groups in Bangladesh “personally knew a Rohingya man or boy who had directly experienced conflict-related sexual violence in Myanmar.”

    tags: GBV

    Nonprofit says Rohingya men also victims of sexual violence

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    The Women’s Refugee Commission said in a report released Thursday that 30 of the 89 Rohingya men and adolescent boys who participated in focus groups in Bangladesh “personally knew a Rohingya man or boy who had directly experienced conflict-related sexual violence in Myanmar.”

    Salamone Wants to Help Fix Stuff: Chapter Five — the Caravan

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    The following data was prepared by a collaboration of American Friends Service Committee, Alianza Americas, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology, Kids in Need of Defense, Latin America Working Group, Women’s Refugee Commission, and the Washington Office on Latin America.

    Fred Kowal: Wag The Dog Or A Coup?

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    The tour’s purpose was to raise funds for the Women’s Refugee Commission, an organization that advocates for women and children fleeing violence and oppression. This group has been deeply involved in defending families that have been brutally separated by the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants.

    Forcing asylum seekers to choose between indefinite detention and family separation is cruel

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    And it is on the wrong side of a new nationwide poll, commissioned by the Women’s Refugee Commission, showing that 70 percent of likely voters support allowing refugees to seek asylum in the U.S., and that two-thirds of voters oppose family detention.

    Las causas de Lila Downs

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    Una de esas cosas es abogar por la justicia y dignidad del ser humano y de los inmigrantes, como fue su participación en “The Lantern Tour” —que concluyó el 28 de octubre en Nueva York— en pro de la organización sin fines de lucro The Women’s Refugee Commission y cuyo precepto es unir arte y defensa para brindar apoyo a las familias que son separadas en la frontera de EEUU.

    Trump’s Immigration Stunts Are Driving Progressive Voter Turnout

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    Further, another poll conducted by Lake Research Partner for the Women’s Refugee Commission shows that 60 percent of voters favor allowing refugees to seek asylum in the United States.

    Trump’s Election Hail Mary: Block Migrants From Seeking Asylum

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    Trump’s actions “violate international human rights law,” said Michelle Brané, director of the Migrant Rights and Justice program at the Women’s Refugee Commission, and will exacerbate the administration’s current policies of intentionally undermining the asylum claims process. “This is about the continued gas-lighting of the country to perpetuate fear for political gain—and that is morally repugnant.”

    Immigrant children are under attack. Here’s how to fight back

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    She cited a report by the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Women’s Refugee Commission, which concluded: “Family detention cannot be carried our humanely. Conditions at the Artesia and Karnes facilities are entirely inappropriate for mothers and children. Detention traumatizes families, undermines the basic family structure, and has a devastating psycho-social impact.”

    Migrant Detention Costs The U.S. Government $500,000 A Day Per Facility, Benefits For-Profit Corporations

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    "It isn't that it's an unnecessary expense," says Michelle Brané of the Women's Refugee Commission. "It's not even that the contractors involved are charging exorbitant fees. The issue here is that it costs money to care for these children. The administration chose a tactic that was specifically intended to be cruel, and is also extremely expensive." 

    A single shelter for migrant children is costing the government over $500,000 a day

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    “The costs of the administration’s policy of separating families went, and continues to go, far beyond the trauma that it causes on all ends,” Michelle Brané, director of the Migrant Rights and Justice program at the nonprofit Women’s Refugee Commission, told Quartz. “And we haven’t even hit the tip of the iceberg.”

    Legal fight looms as Trump admin considers caravan order that could violate federal law

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    "This administration is intentionally undermining well-established procedures for safely vetting and reviewing asylum claims which is both illegal and flies in the face of our national traditions," said Michelle Brane, director of the Migrant Rights and Justice program at the Women's Refugee Commission.

    Legal fight looms as Trump admin considers caravan order that could violate federal law

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    "This administration is intentionally undermining well-established procedures for safely vetting and reviewing asylum claims which is both illegal and flies in the face of our national traditions," said Michelle Brane, director of the Migrant Rights and Justice program at the Women's Refugee Commission.

    On Lantern Tour, songs of exile, longing, and family

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    So the Lantern Tour, a five-city concert series starring a rotating cast of singer-songwriters, was organized in response to the Trump administration’s policy of family separation at the border between the United States and Mexico. Funds go to the Women’s Refugee Commission.

    A throwback to socially conscious music from Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne and more

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    The Lantern Tour, as the brief five-city itinerary is officially dubbed, was in many ways a pleasant 20th-century throwback. Organized by the Women’s Refugee Commission, the benefit gathered Browne and fellow Americana luminaries Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin.

    Weekend Music Ideas: October 26, 2018

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    Emmylou Harris teams with Jackson Browne, Jerry Douglas, Lila Downs and Steve Earle at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday for the Lantern Tour, an acoustic song-swap to benefit the Women’s Refugee Commission, which advocates for migrant and refugee families seeking shelter at the border. Here’s video from the Lantern Tour’s first stop, though Brandi Carlile won’t be at the Boston date.