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Training and Education

A woman or girl fleeing violence often has just one chance to escape. It is critical that there are people to help in her moment of need.


Our training and education programs empower frontline professionals and community members to become advocates for women and girls fleeing violence.

professional training

We equip frontline professionals, including attorneys, judges, and doctors, with awareness of our clients’ unique challenges, as well as tools to protect them from violence.

community awareness

We speak at universities and law schools and with local community and religious groups to elevate our clients' voices and create a community better able to respond to their needs.

public education

We conduct campaigns to connect the public to our clients’ struggles for justice, using the power of social media, the press, and other communications outlets.

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community members and frontline professionals learned how to better protect immigrant women and girls through our training and education programs in 2015

We work with:

  • Attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals
  • Police and law enforcement
  • Medical professionals
  • Teachers, counselors, and other educators
  • Community and religious leaders

To recognize and respond to:

  • Survivors of gender-based violence
  • Cultural differences
  • Language barriers
  • Existing obligations to protect survivors under U.S. law
  • New opportunities to protect survivors
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“Attending a Tahirih training was a real eye opener for me. I had no idea that women and girls in the United States were at risk of forced marriage.”

Gwen, Forced Marriage Training Participant

“What I liked most about my training with Tahirih was the emphasis on letting the client be ‘the voice.'”

Training Participant