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About Us

The Tahirih Justice Center is a national non-profit that has served over 25,000 courageous individuals fleeing violence since 1997. Our efficient, effective, and innovative model of service is now delivered from five locations, and we’re committed to serving as many immigrant women and girls as possible.

Our award-winning approach to ending gender-based violence

Through direct services, policy advocacy, and training and education, Tahirih helps immigrant women and girls, while promoting a world where all are treated equal and live in safety and dignity.


Tahirih is inspired by the Bahá'í Faith and works to create a world where women and girls enjoy equality.


Layli Miller-Muro founded Tahirih in 1997 after her involvement in a case that revolutionized asylum law.


We have a bold vision to serve more women and girls by 2017 through geographic expansion.


We collaborate with individuals, corporations, and governments in service of courageous women and girls.


Our distinguished staff, board of directors, ambassadors, and local advisory councils steer our lifesaving work.


Our effective, efficient, and innovative model of service has garnered multiple awards and accolades.

Who was Tahirih?

Born in 1814, Tahirih (TAH-heh-ray) was an exemplar of women’s strength in Persia, at a time when most women were kept illiterate and hidden from the public sphere.