Tahirih submitted this letter to NBC4 Washington in response to a misleading story that calls into question life-saving legal protections for immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.
Tahirih’s Senior Counsel for Policy and Strategy issued this statement after the Florida Senate unanimously passed a historic bill to end child marriage in Florida. The bill must now be passed by the House of Representatives.
For years, Linda suffered severe abuse at the hands of her boyfriend, forcing her to flee to the U.S. to find safety for her children and herself.
At age 15, Norma was abducted, raped, and forced into marriage by an older man. But the violence she faced didn’t stop after she fled to the United States.