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Supporting All Survivors on International Women’s Day

By Katie Ray-Jones, CEO. Originally published on Huffington Post.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, it’s important to remember that ALL women deserve support and safety, regardless of race, religion, country of origin or immigration status.

In 2000, Congress created the U and T visa programs as part of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization to “strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to detect, investigate, and prosecute cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking…and other crimes…committed against aliens, while offering protection to victims of such offenses in keeping with the humanitarian interests of the United States.”*

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