Resources and Research

UPR Resources

UPR.info’s Database of Recommendations – Search by Country, Session, and More

The following resources and research can be found in greater context in the report.

Policies, Laws, and Related Considerations

Amnesty International’s CEDAW Fact Sheet

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Fact Sheet – American Immigration Council

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Overview – National PREA Resource Center

What is the Affordable Care Act? – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Marshall Project’s Report on Zero Tolerance Policy

Case Reversal in Which Jeff Sessions, former Attorney General of the United States, Reversed a Decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals Finding that Domestic Violence Victims May Apply for Asylum as a Special Group

Stepped Up Illegal-Entry Prosecutions Reduce Those for Other Crimes by TRAC Immigration at Syracuse University

Pregnancy

Letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security RE: U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s Detention and Treatment of Pregnant Women by America Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, Northwest Immigration Rights Project, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, and Women’s Refugee Commission

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Memorandum on Identification and Monitoring of Pregnant Detainees

ICE Not Following Its Own Rules on Releasing Pregnant People – Rewire.News

28 Women Have Miscarried in ICE Custody in the Last Two Years – 2019 Vice Article

Her miscarriage in ICE detention raises questions about care – KUOW.org Article

Letter from The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Family Physicians Expressing Concern Over ICE’s Decision to End Its Policy on Presumptive Release of Pregnant Women and Adolescents from Immigration Detention Facilities

Violence Against Women

E.D. vs. Daniel Sharkey Case

E.D. v. Sharkey Amicus Brief

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences – United Nations

The Cost of Home Detention: Sexual Abuse and Assault – Women’s Refugee Commission

Case Reversal in Which Jeff Sessions, former Attorney General of the United States, Reversed a Decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals Finding that Domestic Violence Victims May Apply for Asylum as a Special Group

Press Release About Women Refugees Being At High Risk of Gender-Based Violence – European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Menstrual Care

Report by Alma Poletti, Investigator with Washington State, Documenting Lack of Access to Menstrual Products in Detention

Newsweek Article about Prisoners’ Lack of Access to Menstrual Products

Article about Lawsuit Filed by 19 States Against U.S. Government for Treatment of Youth In Detention, Including Lack of Access to Menstrual Products – Huffington Post

Understanding Menstrual Hygiene Management and Human Rights – Human Rights Watch and WASH United

Youth

NPR Report on Tearful, Sick and Underfed Children in Border Control Facility

Letter from The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Family Physicians Expressing Concern Over ICE’s Decision to End Its Policy on Presumptive Release of Pregnant Women and Adolescents from Immigration Detention Facilities

Article about Lawsuit Filed by 19 States Against U.S. Government for Treatment of Youth In Detention, Including Lack of Access to Menstrual Products – Huffington Post

Reproductive Care

Undocumented Teen Held in Texas Is At The Heart Of An Abortion Fight – National Public Radio

General

Annunciation House – Reporting on conditions in the border region of El Paso, TX