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Helal's Story

My Crime is Being a Woman

My crime is being a woman.


Helal Massomi was forced to flee her country and seek safety in the United States.

Now Global Refuge’s Afghan Policy Advisor, she is a leading women’s rights activist and advocate for the Afghan Adjustment Act, which would allow Afghan humanitarian parolees to seek legal permanent residence in the US.

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