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Unlock the Future for Immigrant Women and Girls
Sunday, November 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is hosting the “Unlock the Future” campaign with a rally in Houston. We are also issuing a Bill of Rights that will be delivered to top level government officials and launching an #UnlockTheFuture social media campaign.
Immigrant families are being inhumanely locked away in horrific and immoral detention facilities in Texas and around the nation and women and girls are suffering the most. Those fleeing to the U.S. are often seeking refuge from sexual violence, assault and poverty and they deserve a fair and humane immigration process. If they are to be held in these prisons, at a minimum, we have an obligation to give them access to vital human needs such as reproductive health care, feminine hygiene products and mental health care, among other provisions. They must be free from physical and sexual abuse, strip searches by guards, invasive personal and intimate questioning and tracking of their periods by U.S. government officials.
The Unlock the Future rally against the inhumane treatment of women and girls will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 1 PM. Our set of speakers includes NOW Vice President Christian F. Nunes, International Activist and Strategist for BLD PWR Initiative Tia Oso, and US Congress Members Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green, among others. We hope to see you there!
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