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As Gay Marriage is Legalized in New York, LGBT Immigrants are Cautiously Optimistic

06/29/2011

While LGBT immigrant groups celebrated the recent passage of the right for same-sex couples to marry in New York, their response was more subdued than other gay advocacy groups. Even though civil rights progress for one group often benefits the other, there are still major hurdles same-sex immigrant couples must overcome to fully participate in the victory.

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Marking the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

03/08/2011

Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate the political, economic, and social achievements of women around the world. To recognize this historic day, PHR is highlighting the enormous challenges we face in addressing mass rape in armed conflicts.

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On 60th Anniversary, UNHCR Calls on US to Make Pledge of Refugee Protection

12/14/2010

Ms. R came to the US from her home country in central Africa where, in her early teenage years, she was subjected to a horrifying sexual initiation ritual.

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Giving Refuge: Reflections on Working with Asylum Seekers

11/15/2010

In the newspapers, we read wrenching stories about suffering in faraway places such as Sudan, Rwanda, Congo, and Myanmar; through this work, these stories have become real to me.

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Still Not Out Of "El Pozo": Immigrants With Mental Disabilities Face Continuing Threats to Their Health and Human Rights

10/15/2010

Confinement in detention is among the most painful indignities that a mentally ill immigrant can suffer.

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