29 de outubro de 2015

 Today, we are confronted with a global refugee crisis of unprecedented levels, a crisis that, as shown in this report, deeply affects the Western Hemisphere. No one knows this better than those fleeing epidemic levels of violence, including gender-based violence, in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Women on the Run – UNHCR

Today, we are confronted with a global refugee crisis of unprecedented levels, a crisis that, as shown in this report, deeply affects the Western Hemisphere. No one knows this better than those fleeing epidemic levels of violence, including gender-based violence, in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Research conducted over four months found that women face a startling degree of violence that has a devastating impact on their daily lives. With no protection at home, women flee to protect themselves and their children from murder, extortion, and rape. They present a clear need for international protection. Based on US Department of Homeland Security data covering FY 2015, of the thousands of women and girls from these countries who expressed a fear of being returned to their home country and were subject to the credible fear screening process, US authorities have found that a large percentage have a significant possibility of establishing eligibility for asylum or protection under the Convention against Torture.

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