United States of America
The Government of the United States of America, with help from IOM, worked through the Refugee Admissions Program and IOM Resettlement Support Centers to create safe spaces for welcoming and confidential spaces to protect LGBTQIA+ refugees. The initiative assists LGBTQIA+ migrants in their settlement and maintains strict confidentiality of sensitive information. It also distributes handouts to ensure vulnerable migrants receive critical information needed to make informed decisions about their resettlement cases.
Theme: Violence and Vulnerabilities
GCM Objective: 3, 7, 14
The Government of the United States, through The Violence Against Women Act (2000), has enabled tools for migrant women suffering from domestic violence to improve their health and legal situations. The act improves access to cancellation of removal and funding schemes for migrant women. It also allows them to obtain Lawful Permanent Resident status without leaving the country and created a new type of visa for victims of serious crimes, including gender-based violence.