Intimate Partner Violence and Asylum in the Americas

Canada, Chile, Mexico and Peru


Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration; United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; and Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law

This report addresses the under-examined intersection between intimate partner violence and refugee protection in the Americas region. Despite high rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the Americas, scant information exists about whether and how IPV survivors are able to secure international protection on the basis of these experiences.