BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella recently wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe about the intersection of sexual violence and immigration, and the dangers people face when fleeing their homes in search of safety.
Excerpt: "Since 2011, more than 68 million people have fled their homes in search of safetyfrom war, climate change, and human rights violations based mostly on gender, religion, and sexual orientation and gender identity. While most seek shelter in their home countries, over 25 million risk their lives to travel to foreign lands. As media and international aid agencies have repeatedly documented, all face enormous risks of sexual assault and abuse."
Read the full story, "Kavanaugh Nomination Spotlights #MeToo Refugee Issues," online at the Boston Globe.