On Thursday, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs and Transgender Law Center denounced the arrest by immigration authorities of an undocumented transgender woman who is a survivor of domestic violence, and call for her immediate release. She was detained last week in an El Paso courthouse immediately after she was granted a protective order against her abusive partner.
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A hearing in El Paso County in Texas went from ordinary to “unprecedented” last week when half a dozen Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents showed up at a courthouse where an undocumented woman was seeking a protective order against the boyfriend she accused of abusing her.
For the fifth year, activists around the world are rising in solidarity to demand an end to the exploitation of all women and girls (cis, transgender and gender non-conforming), as part of the global One Billion Rising movement.
Legislation to protect victims of abuse and their pets was reintroduced by U.S Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and U.S. Sen Dean Heller (R-Nev.) on Tuesday.
Discussion of the bill in parliament coincided with the women’s marches in Washington DC and around the world in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, provoking a broader discussion about the problem of domestic violence and the role of women in contemporary Russia.
For #TeenDVMonth, this TAQ explores the importance of embracing intergenerational activism to realize real social transformation. It highlights ways to truly work in partnership with youth, challenging adult advocates to examine the ways our own movement spaces can marginalize youth and to be open to the possibility that there are new and different ways to move forward.