From Geneva to Washington D.C.: Securing Human Rights for Immigrant Women and Families

Mon Jun 22, 2015 - 6:00pm EDT
121 Cannon HOB
United States

Hosted by: The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and The Center for Reproductive Rights

Co-Sponsored by US Human Rights Network and ACLU


Immigrants make many contributions to our nation's shared prosperity, yet they continue to face discrimination and a range of injustices. Over the past two years, several international human rights bodies have issued recommendations urging the U.S. government to strengthen protections for immigrants generally, and immigrant women and families in particular. In May 2015, the U.N. Human Rights Council conducted a review of the U.S. human rights record and issued over 300 recommendations, including dozens related to immigration enforcement, immigrants' access to health care, and the rights of migrant workers. In this briefing, human rights advocates and experts will discuss some of those recommendations and their implications for federal policy solutions to safeguard the human rights of immigrant women and families.

Expert Speakers and Panelists:

Jamil Dakwar, Director, Human Rights Program, American Civil Liberties Union

Katrina Anderson, Senior Human Rights Counsel, Center for Reproductive Rights

Sameera Hafiz, Advocacy Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

Grace Meng, Senior Researcher, US Program, Human Rights Watch


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