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Archi Pyati

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It Has to Stop: Warehousing Women and Children is Inhumane

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 12:10 PM

Sophie,* a little two year-old girl with brown eyes and pigtails, squirmed around in front of me, restless, like any toddler. I kept trying to make her smile, using the silly faces and peek-a-boo tricks that worked on my kids when they were that age, but she was reluctant. She...

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How I Honor My Heartbeat

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 10:07 AM

Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project is a graphic novel written by young, South Asian women who are survivors of violence. Their stories are painful to read; the pressure to conform to multiple ideals and the resulting family conflict and inner struggle are unpleasant to witness. They show us graphically what they...

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We Must Give Them Our Support

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 5:50 PM

Like most Americans, I never spent too much time thinking about female genital mutilation, or FGM, a centuries-old practice. But that changed in 2007 when I came to work at Sanctuary for Families, a New York-based nonprofit that serves victims of domestic violence and trafficking. In my job as an...

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