Representing Women Seeking Asylum in the US: Gender-Based Persecution

In representing several women seeking asylum in the US based on gender-based persecution, I have learned a lot and had some of my most memorable experiences as a lawyer. “Nancy” is a woman from Guinea who was subjected to female genital mutilation at thirteen, and again at fourteen, and then the victim of persistent violence … Continue reading Representing Women Seeking Asylum in the US: Gender-Based Persecution

Dignity for All: World Day Against the Death Penalty highlights detention conditions on death row

“The best way to ensure someone does not leave prison is to make him into the person he was prosecuted as.” – Damon Thibodeaux, exoneree who spent 15 years on Louisiana’s death row Imagine living in a 8 by 10 foot room with a steel or concrete slab for a bed.  The door is solid … Continue reading Dignity for All: World Day Against the Death Penalty highlights detention conditions on death row

Remembering and Honoring Our Remarkable Friend and Advocate, Marlene Kayser

    “My travels with The Advocates began with a trip to Beijing, China, in 1995, for the United Nations' Fourth World Conference on Women. Experiencing the hope, beauty, determination, and power of the women there inspired me. I came home committed to work even harder for women's rights.” – Marlene Kayser       … Continue reading Remembering and Honoring Our Remarkable Friend and Advocate, Marlene Kayser