Nobody should have to live in fear just because of who they are and who they love. Yet every day, countless people face gender-based violence and persecution that forces them to leave their homes in search of safety and security. They have little hope of protection from their own governments, who are frequently complicit in or indifferent to the violence.  

That’s why we must speak up and demand that our elected officials protect the rights of people fleeing gender-based violence and persecution. 

Unjustly and all too often, when coming to the US, these asylum seekers are denied their rights and sent back to the very places they have fled. This disproportionately impacts women and LGBTQIA+ people, putting them in danger of greater violence and even death. These are deep problems with horrifying consequences, and while we must address the root causes of gender-based violence throughout the world, the people facing this danger have the right to seek asylum and find safety elsewhere. 

It's time for President Biden to fix the US asylum process to provide life-saving refuge to people fleeing persecution because of their gender. Enough is enough. 

Sign your name now and demand that the Biden administration ensures that all individuals facing persecution and violence because of their gender have their rights respected and protected. 


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