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.
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

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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,

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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!

Sep 26, 2011

Please enjoy Tahirih's September 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 September Newsletter, including the growth of our Houston office, the importance of legal representation to our clients, and our recent appearance on TEDx and Dan Rather Reports.

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!

Sep 21, 2011

First Nationwide Forced Marriage Survey Report Released and Reported in Newsweek

Dear Friends,

A woman and childWe are excited to announce that, this week, the Tahirih Justice Center released the results of our groundbreaking national survey on the state of forced marriage in the United States. The survey is the first of its kind conducted in the United States and designed to understand the scope and nature of forced marriage among immigrant communities. Newsweek magazine has reported on the survey results in this week’s edition and the full survey report can be read on Tahirih's website.

Forced marriage is an issue that has increasingly come to our attention as Tahirih received calls for help from around the country. There is a regrettable lack of information in the United States about forced marriage, there are no laws designed to protect forced marriage victims, and there is a void in community dialogue and advocacy on the issue. In stark contrast to the United Kingdom, which has a governmental agency focused on forced marriage, a national forced marriage hotline, and a specific forced marriage temporary restraining order, the United States is woefully behind and has very little in place to adequately protect women and girls fleeing forced marriage. To address this need, Tahirih has launched a Forced Marriage Initiative to protect courageous women and girls who step forward and ask for help. We invite you to sign up to receive updates on this important issue.

Thank you for your partnership in ending violence against women and girls, 

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Layli Miller-Muro
Executive Director

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