“Go Home & Work It Out With Your Husband”: Why Sessions’ Ruling On Asylum Is So Devastating for Women Fleeing Domestic Violence

Some years ago, before the United States recognized that domestic violence was grounds for asylum, I represented a woman who was seeking asylum due to years of brutal violence inflicted upon her by her husband and the failure of her government to protect her. "Ann" was a successful business person from East Africa who had experienced … Continue reading “Go Home & Work It Out With Your Husband”: Why Sessions’ Ruling On Asylum Is So Devastating for Women Fleeing Domestic Violence

October Raised this Teen’s Awareness of Domestic Violence

I have to admit it — until a few weeks ago, I didn’t know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I didn't even know there was such a thing as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  I also have to admit that until a few years ago, I didn't understand much about the issue of domestic … Continue reading October Raised this Teen’s Awareness of Domestic Violence