Tahirih Justice Center

The Tahirih Justice Center is a national non-profit organization that supports the courage of immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence by providing holistic legal services and advocacy in courts, communities, and Congress. Working to create a world where women and girls can live in safety and with dignity, Tahirih protects women and girls seeking protection from gender-based human rights abuses such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, honor crimes, and forced marriage.
May 7, 2012

Please enjoy Tahirih's Spring newsletter!

Dear friends,

Thank you for investing in the work of the Tahirih Justice Center! Tahirih works to share the stories of our clients with the larger community. Please read our Spring newsletter to learn about our many recent opportunities to speak up, including a delegation attending the Women in the World Summit, a first-of-its-kind forced marriage training, and Galas to celebrate Tahirih's 15th Anniversary and our incredible impact in Houston.

None of our work would be possible without your support. Thank you for investing in Tahirih’s mission of providing justice for immigrant women and children fleeing violence.

Warm regards,
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Layli Miller-Muro
Executive Director

PS – don’t forget, you can also follow Tahirih’s work by signing up for updates at our website or by following us on Twitter and Facebook!

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Mar 8, 2012

Celebrating International Women's Day

Dear Friends:

Today is International Women’s Day—a global holiday celebrating the achievements of women worldwide since the early 1900s. International Women’s Day recognizes the many contributions that women make to society, but also highlights the distance yet to travel before there is true equality between women and men.

Many of you are familiar with the Bahá’í quote that inspired Tahirih’s logo: “The world of humanity is possessed of two wings: the male and the female. So long as these two wings are not equivalent in strength, the bird will not fly.” It is in this spirit that, while Tahirih’s work often focuses on protecting individual women and girls, our vision is bigger—we want to build equality between women and men so that humanity may fly.

Thank you for being a part of our vision. And, thank you for reflecting on the importance—to humanity as a whole—of achieving this important goal on this special holiday. Happy International Women’s Day!

 

Warm regards,
Layli
Layli Miller-Muro
Executive Director

 

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Dec 19, 2011

Please enjoy Tahirih's December newsletter!

Dear friends,

Thank you for investing in the work of the Tahirih Justice Center! I would like to invite you to read about Tahirih’s recent accomplishments in our December newsletter, an excerpt of which is included below.

The Women You've Saved

Saved video screen shotTahirih is pleased to share with you a new informational video, The Women You’ve Saved, which features Tahirih’s clients telling their own stories as well as an introduction to Tahirih’s work. We hope this short 2-minute video, which debuted as a part of the Bighearted Attorneys Campaign, will be a useful and compelling tool for our supporters to introduce Tahirih’s work to friends and relatives. We invite you to view the video online and ask that you please share it widely!

 


Please Remember Tahirih in Your End-of-Year Giving

2010 Annual Report cover

None of the Tahirih Justice Center’s lifesaving victories would be possible without the generous support of our donors and friends. See what we accomplished with your gifts last year—click here to download our 2010 Annual Report (PDF).

Please consider making a gift to Tahirih through Global Giving this winter. Don’t forget to donate by December 31 to qualify for tax deductions!

 


Case Victory Leverages Tahirih’s National Presence

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Tahirih is pleased to share with you the news that our client Daniela (not her real name) was recently granted asylum after a long, trying journey. Daniela’s success would not have been possible without a collaborative effort between attorneys in Tahirih’s Washington, DC area and Houston offices, and a team of pro bono attorneys at Mayer Brown LLP.

Daniela is from Central America, where she suffered over two decades of severe physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her boyfriend, the father of her children. She was hospitalized on three occasions from the abuse, once incapacitated for over a year. She tried multiple times to seek help, calling the police and successfully obtaining a protective order. However, the police were not able to protect her. Daniela’s boyfriend was never jailed for more than a few days at a time, and he ignored the protective order and continued his abuse.

In 2005, Daniela felt she’d run out of options in her home country, and fled to the United States to file for asylum.

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None of our work would be possible without your support. Thank you for investing in Tahirih’s mission of providing justice for immigrant women and children fleeing violence.

Warm regards,

Layli signature

Layli Miller-Muro
Executive Director

PS – don’t forget, you can also follow Tahirih’s work by signing up for updates at our website or by following us on Twitter and Facebook!

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