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Inspired by principles of the Bahá’í Faith, Tahirih is committed to promoting the equality of women and men and creating a world where all women and girls can live in safety and with dignity.

For 20 years, Tahirih has served at the forefront of the fight to end violence against women and girls and has pioneered efforts in the United States to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.

With an army of over 2,000 pro bono professionals, volunteers, and supporters, and with a staff of nearly 70 dedicated women and men across offices in four cities, Tahirih has answered more than 22,000 pleas for help by women and girls rebuilding their lives in the wake of violence since 1997.

We are EMPOWERING survivors of violence through free legal and social services, from direct representation to emergency shelter, food and healthcare.

We are ENABLING communities to meet the needs of survivors through training and education programs, giving frontline professionals the tools they need to help in crisis.

We are ELEVATING the voices of immigrant women and girls in communities, courts, and Congress, ensuring that laws and policies protect them from violence and exploitation.

In 2016 alone, we:

  • Provided free legal services to 1,314 immigrant women and girls and 1,202 of their family members
  • Connected 715 clients and family members with vital social services including emergency shelter, food and clothing, and healthcare
  • Marshaled an army of 1,976 attorneys in our Pro Bono Network to leverage donated resources and maximize our capacity, turning every $1 donated to Tahirih into $4 of impact


Read our full 2016 Impact Report