The number of Central American women who make difficult, often harrowing, journeys to the United States to flee domestic and gang violence is rising.
- Laurie Cook Heffron
- The Conversation
I’m a social science researcher and a social worker who has interviewed hundreds of women after they were detained by immigration authorities for my research about the relationship between violence against women and migration.
I find that most female asylum seekers experience trauma, abuse and violence before they cross the U.S. border seeking asylum.
What these women…