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HIAS Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development
HIAS is the winner of a Grand Challenges Explorations grant, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Rebecca Dempster, HIAS’ Director for Mental Health and Psychosocial Services will lead the HIAS team in Kenya to pursue an innovative global health and development research project.
Today’s ruling rolls back safeguards for victims of domestic violence who have no recourse with the governments in their home countries, and sends a message that these women no longer deserve protection.
"Putting more strain on Honduras through the return of nearly 60,000 people will place thousands of people in unnecessary danger.”
"The decision is short-sighted and creates needless hardship for thousands of people and a country still struggling to recover from disaster."
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"The stripping away of protections for immigrants and asylum seekers unfolding in the U.S. immigration system threatens our most fundamental American values of freedom and due process."
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The grant will help strengthen the capacity of local faith leaders in communities across America to advocate in support of immigrants and refugees.
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