Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

Type of persecution

Case #32855

Honduras Disability, Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

Case #31884

Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Gang-related violence, Gang - Recruitment, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

Case #31131

The asylum office granted asylum to a Honduran woman who experienced childhood physical abuse from a paternal uncle and was raped as a child multiple times by an adult man who impregnated her resulting in the birth of her son. Although she reported the rapist to the police and even testified against him in court, Honduran authorities released him and did not protect her further. Fearing harm from the rapist and her uncle, she fled Honduras with her child. According to the attorney, the following PSGs were proffered “Female family members of UNCLE”; “Honduran girls”; “Honduran women”; and “Honduran women viewed as property by virtue of their position in a familial relationship”; and "Honduran cooperating witnesses." It is unclear on what basis the AO granted asylum.

Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

Case #29657

The immigration judge granted withholding of removal and CAT protection to a Haitian woman who feared return to Haiti because her romantic partner abused her and ordered other men to gang rape her. Although she reported the abuse the police, there were no repercussions for her abuser. Even after she left Haiti, he continued to threaten her with death. The immigration judge granted her withholding of removal based on the PSG of women in Haiti. DHS did not appeal.

Haiti Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Trafficking (sexual and labor), Sex trafficking / sex slavery / prostitution

Case #28815

The asylum office granted asylum to a gay man who experienced sexual abuse when he was growing up because of his sexual orientation. He feared reporting to the police because he is gay. He was not able to talk about the abuse that happened to him he decided to apply for asylum.

Mexico LGBTQI, Sexual orientation, Sexual orientation - Gay, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

Case #28656

The immigration judge granted withholding of removal to a gay, HIV+ Honduran man who had a prior removal order. His family and gang members had abused him based on his sexual orientation. According to the attorney, the immigration judge granted withholding of removal based on her membership in a PSG of "LGBTQ Honduran man living with HIV." DHS did not appeal the decision.

Honduras Gang-related violence, LGBTQI, Sexual orientation, Sexual orientation - Gay, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

Case #27962

Ghana Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Female Genital Cutting (FGC) / other mutilation, Female Genital Cutting - Fears Future FGC to self, Marriage-related harms or honor violence, Child/forced marriage, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Religious

Case #27959

The IJ denied the asylum claim of a Mexican man who was trafficked into the United States by his uncle. The applicant suffered severe sexual, physical, and psychological violence during the course of the trafficking. The BIA reversed and remended the case back to the IJ. 

Mexico Disability, Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Trafficking (sexual and labor), Sex trafficking / sex slavery / prostitution

Case #27608

Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Women's rights activist/feminist beliefs (non-domestic/familial and non-gang), Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

Case #27308

The immigration judge granted asylum to Guatemalan transgender woman who had been physically abused by a relative because of her gender identity, and then sex trafficked for years. After she escaped, her captor, her captor's family, and other gang members came after her. She was continually either rejected or assaulted by police when she sought protection. On her way through Mexico, she was also sex trafficked. The immigration judge granted asylum based on the PSG of "transgender women in Guatemala." Matter of A-B- was mentioned in this litigation.

Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, LGBTQI, Gender identity, Gender identity - Transgender female (MTF), Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Political association/activist, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Trafficking (sexual and labor), Sex trafficking / sex slavery / prostitution

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