Protect 250 Immigrant Women Fleeing Violence

Feb 28, 2011

142 Pro Bono Attorneys Trained!

Tahirih client and child


Dear friends,

Thank you so much for your support of women and girls fleeing gender-based violence! Since we first posted our project on Global Giving, we are pleased to let you know that Tahirih Justice Center staff have held trainings for 142 pro bono attorneys in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, and Houston, TX. Attorneys were trained on how to protect women and girls fleeing human rights abuses, including legal remedies available and the unique cultural, linguistic, and religious barriers our clients face.

These attorneys and others in our network increase Tahirih’s ability to achieve justice for immigrant women and girls fleeing horrific violence. Organization-wide, in 2010, we assisted 1,462 service seekers; litigated 398 full-scale cases, involving 817 unique immigration and family law matters; served 102 clients through 216 referrals for social and medical services; and maintained a 99% litigation success rate. In 2011, with your help, we are striving to provide the same excellent legal representation to hundreds of women and girls.

None of these achievements would have been possible without our Pro Bono Attorney Network of over 865 attorney volunteers from 135 top law firms who represent our clients free of charge. These donated professional services are a vital resource for the Tahirih Justice Center. Help Tahirih continue to train pro bono attorneys who will represent woman and girls fleeing violence.

Thank you for your support.

Warm regards,

Layli Miller-Muro
Executive Director

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Tahirih Justice Center

Falls Church, VA, United States

Project Leader

Marlena Hartz

Communications Manager
Falls Church, VA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Protect 250 Immigrant Women Fleeing Violence