Attorney General Jeff Sessions just reversed longstanding policies protecting domestic violence survivors who are seeking refuge and asylum in the U.S.
Make no mistake: this change of policy will have fatal consequences for women and girls fleeing their home country when all other options for safety have been exhausted.
Global Fund for Women believes that all women and girls have the right to be strong, safe, powerful, and heard. Stand with us and contact Attorney General Sessions TODAY and demand to keep our shores open to women and girls fleeing the horrors of domestic violence.
Your message to Attorney General Sessions:
Your recent directive to stop granting asylum to survivors of domestic violence will have fatal consequences for women, and I am writing to demand that you issue an immediate reversal.
If a woman faces threats of violence, her ability to take care of her family, to go to work, get an education, and control her own health—is fundamentally endangered. Your decision to deny asylum to abused women seeking asylum in the U.S. is an affront to the values on which our country was founded.
Please don’t close the door on women who have the right to live free of violence and are fighting to build a better life for themselves and their families.