Mike and his partner, Tom, come from a country where homosexuality is punishable by law and sexual minorities are stigmatized by society.
“In our country we had to keep our relationship a secret... Read More
As a child growing up in rural Colombia, Maribel dreamt of becoming a nurse or a seamstress. She lived on a farm with her parents and siblings, but her childhood was far from idyllic. Barely into... Read More
When Suzanne was just a girl, armed militias displaced her family from their home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As a teenager, she witnessed her father’s murder and was forcibly married... Read More
John came to the Asylum Access office in Dar Es Salaam with a unique request. He wanted us to keep his savings. After escaping from a brutal civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he lived... Read More
Before he obtained his peasant permit, Isaac had nothing to prove he had legal status in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Afraid to travel around the city for fear of arrest or detention, it was difficult... Read More
Ahmad, a 32-year old Somali from Mogadishu, grew up in a Somalia that already torn by violence and instability. As a university student in 2006, Ahmad had the opportunity to work with a nongovernmental... Read More