Protect 250 Immigrant Women Fleeing Violence

 
$11,615
$18,385
Raised
Remaining

Summary

The Tahirih Justice Center will train volunteer attorneys to provide free legal assistance to 250 immigrant women fleeing violence so they can access justice and protect their children.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence - such as female genital mutilation, torture, rape, honor crimes, trafficking, and domestic violence - are uniquely disadvantaged by cultural obstacles, lack of financial resources, limited English proficiency, and ignorance of the US legal system. Their cases are complicated and they often lack basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Tahirih provides them with free legal services they need to access justice.

How will this project solve this problem?

Tahirih's leverages donated legal services to provide immigrant women fleeing violence access to the legal rights to which they are entitled under US law. These donated services mean Tahirih is able to quadruple every dollar donated into $4.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will train volunteer attorneys to lift women and their families from legal limbo, give her sanctuary from the violence she is fleeing, and help her become a self-sufficient and contributing member of her community. In the long-term, our public policy work, including our Forced Marriage Initiative (as highlighted in our video above), will promote long-lasting social change and a better world for women and children in need.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $11,615
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $18,385
Total Funding Goal: $30,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization

Tahirih Justice Center

Falls Church, VA, United States
http://www.tahirih.org/

Project Leader

Ilana Krakowski

Executive and Communications Assistant
Falls Church, VA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Protect 250 Immigrant Women Fleeing Violence
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