On America’s southern border, migrant women and girls are the victims of sexual assaults that most often go unreported, uninvestigated and unprosecuted. Even as women around the world are speaking out against sexual misconduct, migrant women on the border live in the shadows of the #MeToo movement.
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Senator Murray: “No survivor of domestic violence should feel forced to choose between their safety and their paycheck, their job, or their ability to support their family."
“People assume these micro victories — R. Kelly in court, R. Kelly in cuffs — are the endgame,” Kenyette Barnes, co-founder of the #MuteRKelly campaign, told NBC BLK after the media frenzy around Kelly’s recent court appearances abated. “But for us, this is not a time of celebration.”
Spooked by ICE raids in their communities, news of family separations at the border, and anti-immigrant policies from the federal government, undocumented domestic violence survivors are staying with abusers longer and shunning help, often at risk of their lives, victim advocates said.
This February, we're building on our #1Thing message for Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month as we work to promote healthy dating relationships and support the collective action of young people for social change. We believe that each of us has a role to play in preventing dating violence, promoting gender and racial equity, and creating the world we wish to live in!