Family may face deportation despite threat of violence, discrimination

Two and a half years ago, Silvia Gaziova and her family came to Canada seeking refugee status from Slovakia. Because of their Roma ethnicity, they experienced severe discrimination in their home country. Despite reporting police beatings, attempted sterilization, and the threat of neo-nazi attacks, their refugee claim has been denied and they are currently waiting to hear if their last plea, their Pre-Removal Risk… Continue reading Family may face deportation despite threat of violence, discrimination

Fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo

Mubotulo Louise came to Canada approximately a year and a half ago accompanied by seven children and one grandchild. Her journey to Canada follows a path of tension, fear and hope. Louise recalls when armed men came to her home in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the year 2000, demanding that her husband, a… Continue reading Fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo