Requesting Assistance from CGRS

Thank you for your interest in the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies. CGRS protects the fundamental human rights of refugee women, children, LGBT individuals, and others who flee persecution in their home countries. We provide legal expertise, training, research and publications, engage in appellate litigation and policy development, and use international human rights instruments to address the root causes of persecution and to advance human rights.

To learn more about our free technical assistance and training program generally, and how we can help attorneys provide critical legal services to underserved populations including the increasing numbers of women and children from Central America, please click here.

We are currently experiencing a very high volume of demand. We endeavor to respond to technical assistance requests within 15 business days but this is not always possible. Please submit your request well in advance of any critical deadlines, to ensure that we have time to assist you. If you do have an urgent matter, please indicate the date of your most immediate deadline in the "Case Deadlines" field.

  • If you have already requested assistance in your case and have follow up questions or would like to request additional materials, please send an email to with your CGRS assigned case number in the subject line.
  • If you have already requested CGRS assistance and would like to update us regarding an outcome in your case, please see our instructions here.
  • If you are a studentacademic, or other professional seeking to use information or documents from the CGRS case database for research purposes, please email us at