A new Women’s eNews investigative reporting project launches next week focusing on sexual abuse and discrimination of LGBT immigrants in U.S. detention facilities. The series has been researched and reported by Amy Lieberman and funded by theFund for Investigative Journalism.
The project consists of four stories, the first of which runs Monday, Aug. 26. The series investigates the risks of sexual abuse and discrimination of LGBT, specifically transgender, immigrants in U.S. detention facilities and examines trends and policies that are remedying the problem. Amy’s reporting has taken her to Santa Ana, Calif., to an LGBT “pod” section for immigrants in a city jail and to Mexico, to investigate what can happen when people fleeing countries because of sexual or gender based discrimination are denied asylum or protection and are forced to return.
“Amy’s work helps us grasp, in vivid human terms, the toll of deportations and detention centers on this highly vulnerable group of people. Mexico is one of the world’s most perilous places for transgender people and her reporting takes us into the heart of that.” - Women’s eNews editor, Corinna Barnard
Amy Lieberman is a freelance journalist based in New York City. She has reported for Women’s eNews for more than three years, following the United Nations correspondent and immigration issues. Her coverage on international affairs and human rights has also appeared in TheAtlantic.com, The Christian Science Monitor, TrustLaw Women, World Policy Journal, IRIN News and Devex.com, among other news sites and publications. She has reported from Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand and Bangladesh. In September she will begin a Master of Arts program in politics at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. For more information, visit www.amydlieberman.com.
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