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April 15, 2013
This blog post originally appeared in National Network to End Domestic Violence . Domestic violence victims often describe feeling like prisoners in their own homes – beaten and controlled by abusive partners, silenced, isolated and shamed, without the protections or resources to leave and find safety. For immigrant victims of domestic violence, this sense of imprisonment is even more pronounced, because their abusers have additional weapons to use against them – their dependent immigration status or lack of legal status. They threaten victims with deportation and with having their children...
December 1, 2011
Editor's note: This post is part of the HERVotes Coalition , which is comprised of women’s organizations representing millions, to counter the attacks on women’s economic and health security. The top priorities of HERvotes are to educate and engage more women to use their voices and their votes to urge lawmakers who seek to represent them to: Stop the attacks on historic advances for women; Preserve successful policies, such as Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act; Respect women’s contribution to the economy; and Act on jobs at livable wages and equal pay for our families’ economic...