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Summary As the harmful effects of immigration detention become more widely known and the appropriateness of detaining migrants is increasingly questioned, governments are looking at alternatives to detention as more humane and rights-respecting…
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Summary When “Elena” (not her real name) discovered she was pregnant at age 16, she carefully considered her options and decided she was not ready to parent. She knew she wanted an abortion, but she wasn’t able to discuss her decision with her mother…
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Summary Jasmine D., a pseudonym, is a 21-year-old student in Birmingham, Alabama, who was recently treated for chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is preventable and treatable. Left untreated though, it can lead to serious…
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Summary Historically, when children with atypical sex characteristics were born in the United States, the people around them—parents and doctors—made their best guess and assigned the child a sex. Parents then reared them per social gender norms.…
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In Harm’s Way State Response to Sex Workers, Drug Users and HIV in New Orleans Summary Recommendations To the City of New Orleans Health Department To the New …
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Glossary / Examples of Statements Allegation: An allegation under Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) guidelines is “a complaint of sexual abuse, that after …
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Sex Workers at Risk Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution in Four US Cities Summary Key Recommendations To the Police Departments and District Attorneys of New York…
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Summary During a protest in Turkey in 2010, two students unfurled a banner that read, “We want free education, we will get it.” For this act and participation in other non-violent political …
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Cultivating Fear: The Vulnerability of Immigrant Farmworkers in the US to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Patricia M.’s Story Summary Key Recommendations To the…
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Getting Away with Torture The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees Summary Recommendations I. Background: Official Sanction for Crimes against Detainees II.…
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Rights at Risk: State Response to HIV in Mississippi Map of Mississippi I. Executive Summary II. Recommendations To the State of Mississippi To the United States Government To the…
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  “I Used to Think the Law Would Protect Me” Illinois’s Failure to Test Rape Kits Summary I. Methodology Data Analysis Methodology II. Recommendations III. Keeping Track of Sexual Violence in…
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No Direction Home Returns from Guantanamo to Yemen Summary Recommendations To the Government of the United States To the Government of Yemen To the League of Arab States, Member States of the European…
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The Second Assault Obstructing Access to Legal Abortion after Rape in Mexico I. Summary…
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A Test of Inequality: Discrimination against Women Living with HIV in the Dominican Republic I. Summary…
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In this report, Human Rights Watch charges the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) with violating the rights of unaccompanied children in its custody. The report finds that roughly one-third of detained children are held in punitive, jail-…
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