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Publications

Browse our publications to learn more about how we protect courageous immigrant women and girls through service in communities, courts, and Congress.

  • Understanding State Statutes on Minimum Marriage Age and Exceptions

    This chart, which was developed by the Tahirih Justice Center with pro bono assistance from Hogan Lovells US LLP, serves as a resource for understanding the state legal regimes that permit child marriages to happen in the United States. It is an eye-opening compilation of all 50 states’ laws on minimum marriage age and exceptions that among other things, highlights how many states set which age “floors” for marriage.

    *This chart was updated on July 11, 2017 to reflect changes in minimum marriage age laws in Texas, New York, and Connecticut.

  • 2016 Bighearted Campaign Toolkit

    Being bighearted is easy! This toolkit contains everything you need to know to raise funds for women and girls.

  • Child Marriage in the United States: A Serious Problem With a Simple First-Step Solution

    Child marriage remains a serious problem in present-day America that has devastating, lifelong consequences. Read this backgrounder to learn more about the prevalence of child marriage in the United States, the laws that allow it to persist, and the ways in which it denies young people the opportunity to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

  • Protecting Virginia’s Children from Forced Marriage

    This Tahirih Justice Center report provides guidance for judges and guardians ad litem affected under the new Virginia juvenile and domestic relations law (effective July 1, 2016).  The backgrounder describes what safeguards against child marriage are built into the law, then explains how to use them effectively.

  • Ready to Soar Case Statement

    With your help, we can more than double the number of women and girls we protect from violence. We are replicating our efficient, effective, and innovative services nationally. We need your help to raise $10 million to double the reach of our lifesaving programs and expand to a total of five cities. Your partnership will enable us to directly protect 250% more women and girls by 2017, transforming lives, law, and communities. Please download our case statement to learn more.

  • Ready to Soar Fundraising Toolkit

    The world needs people like you. With you by our side, we can do more for women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence. The Ready to Soar Campaign for Sustainable Growth will more than double the number of women and girls whom we serve across the country. So, let’s get started! This toolkit is your guide to fundraising success.

  • An Introductory Letter to the Ready to Soar Expansion Campaign

    In this letter to our generous supporters, Tahirih Founder and Executive Director Layli-Miller Muro looks back at the case that propelled our founding and looks ahead at how we can reach our ambitious goal to serve 250% more women and girls across the country.