Tue, 03/08/2011 – 13:19
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Today, in Atlanta Georgia, women’s and human rights activists hosted an event in front of the State Capitol to celebrate 100 years of struggle led by immigrant women.
They’re also calling on lawmakers to reject legislation attacking immigrant women’s human rights.
At the turn of the last century, immigrant women led many of the fights against injustice and poor working conditions.
Today, they still face numerous difficulties. Copycat versions of Arizona’s controversial immigration bill, legal obstacles to getting an education and domestic abuse are just some of the issues.
Azadeh Shahshahani, is Director of the Immigrants’ Rights Project for Georgia’s ACLU and she joins me now.