Stories of Impact

After Seven Years Apart, Tahirih Client Reunites with Daughter

Posted: 5/21/2014

A mother finds her way back to her daughter after breaking free from traffickers Helina* didn’t need a recent photo to instantly recognize her daughter, now all grown up. As Ifrah* walked through the airport gate, Helina rushed to embrace her. Mother and daughter were together at last. This Mother’s Day, we introduced you to [...]

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Impact Report Shines Light on Tahirih’s Lifesaving Work

Posted: 4/23/2014

Our 2013 Impact Report is now available. We hope you will take a moment to learn more about how we protected courageous immigrant women and girls last year in communities, courts, and Congress.


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I Support Tahirih: Awa Kante

Posted: 4/19/2014

Awa Kante, a former Tahirih client who rejected violence and gained asylum to live in safety and with dignity, supports Tahirih.
 


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I Support Tahirih: Soula Proxenos

Posted: 4/15/2014

Soula Proxenos, a Tahirih Board Member and Managing Partner at International Housing Solutions, supports Tahirih.
 


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Staff Spotlight: Anusce Sanai, Family Law Attorney

Posted: 3/07/2014

Two years ago, I welcomed my daughter into the world. Her presence in my life surprisingly simplified decision-making. One wish now trumps all others: I want to be a role model for my daughter. When I had a big career decision to make – should I leave my promising private law practice and enter the [...]

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Rejecting Forced Marriage and Religious Intolerance, Tahirih Houston Client, Rosine, Bravely Sought Her Freedom

Posted: 3/15/2013

My name is Rosine* and I am now 28 years old. I was born and raised in Mali. My parents divorced when I was young, so I was brought up by my maternal mother, Amata* and my step-father, Sameer*. My mother is not Sameer’s only wife—she is one of three. Being the step-child raised under [...]

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First Nationwide Forced Marriage Survey Report Released and Highlighted in Newsweek

Posted: 9/19/2011

Today, as a part of our Forced Marriage Initiative, 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.

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Tahirih Launches National Survey on Forced Marriage in Immigrant Communities in the United States

Posted: 7/05/2011

On May 11, 2011, Tahirih launched a national survey for service providers, advocates, community leaders, educators, law enforcement officers, and other professionals who may have vital information about cases of forced marriage (either threatened, or that have already occurred) in immigrant communities in the United States.

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New Protective Order Statute in Virginia Provides Tahirih Clients with Better Options when Fleeing Abuse

Posted: 4/28/2011

On April 15, 2011, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell signed into law a bill that greatly expands and streamlines Virginia’s protective order statute, filling a gaping hole in the current law and providing better access to protection for many of Tahirih’s clients. Protective orders, more commonly known as restraining orders, are civil court orders issued to [...]

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Breaking News: Tahirih Wins Key Immigration Case

Posted: 4/27/2011

In a significant decision issued last week, an immigration judge reversed himself in a high-profile asylum case (Matter of A-T-), finally granting protection to a young woman who had suffered female genital mutilation (FGM) and feared further persecution if she were returned to Mali.

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