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Violence Against Women and "Honor Killings" Are Used as Justification in Executive Order

Thursday, March 23, 2017

"President Trump’s most recent executive order on immigration bans immigration from six Muslim-majority countries and reinstates a temporary hold on entry of all refugees for 120 days.

The executive order makes violence against women the focus of data collection and links it as a justification for the travel ban and temporary halting of the refugee settlement program.  Specifically, the order calls for the Secretary of Homeland Security to collect information regarding the number and types of acts of gender-based violence against women, including so-called “honor killings,” in the United States by foreign nationals.                                    

If there is genuine interest in the well-being of women and children and reducing their vulnerability to violence, this executive order is simply not how gender-based violence can be curbed. "

Read the full article here.