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We are honored to be the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of excellence in programming and leadership, including:


GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

Tahirih has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. We’re proud to use GuideStar Platinum to share our full and complete story with the world. To reach the Platinum level, we added extensive information to our Nonprofit Profile: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; quantitative information about goals, strategies, and progress toward our mission. View our GuideStar profile online.

Catalogue for Philanthropy

Catalogue for PhilanthrophyTahirih is featured in the 2013-2014 Catalogue for Philanthropy of Greater Washington. We are 1 in 20 organizations to be featured on the Catalogue’s website! “Charities were selected for excellence, cost-effectiveness, and impact,” said Barbara Harman, President of the Catalogue. “These are certainly among the best community-based nonprofits in the Washington region.” Read our Catalogue profile.

Newsweek Magazine’s “150 Fearless Women”

150 Fearless Women in the WorldIn 2012, Newsweek magazine named Layli Miller-Muro, Tahirih’s Founder and Senior Advisor to the CEO, as one of “150 Fearless Women – Women Who Shake the World.” Newsweek described the women of the list as “starting revolutions, opening schools, and fostering a brave new generation. From Detroit to Kabul, these women are making their voices heard.” Layli was recognized both for her work with Tahirih Justice Center and her role in the precedent-setting asylum case of Fauziya Kassindja.

Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management

Washington Post AwardIn June 2007, Tahirih Justice Center won the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, a prestigious award that judges candidates in the areas of fiscal management, information and communication, organizational development, people development, planning, resource development, risk management, and use of technology. The award selection committee noted several outstanding management best-practices, in particular, Tahirih’s extensive use of donated professional services to maximize the impact on women and girls.

Additional Recognition in Leadership

• Anne Chandler wins U.S. Attorney Agent Award

• Tahirih’s Greater DC office receives the Hispanic Bar Association of DC’s Hugh A. Johnson Memorial Award

• Layli Miller-Muro recognized as DC Young Mother of the Year
• Morgan Weibel wins the 2015 Governor’s Victim Assistance Award in her capacity as co-chair of MHTTF Victim Services Committee

• Morgan Weibel wins Liaison Division Leader of the Year Award
• Tahirih is a finalist in the Social Impact Business Plan Exchange

• Layli Miller-Muro receives Community Human Rights Award from United Nations Association of the National Capital Area
• Tahirih’s Houston Office wins Night Court Pro Bono Award

• Layli Miller-Muro receives Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs Award
• Layli Miller-Muro wins the Diane von Furstenberg People’s Choice Award
• Anne Chandler wins Ma’at Justice Award

• Layli Miller-Muro wins the Meyer Foundation’s Exponent Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership

• Jeanne Smoot, then Director of Public Policy, receives the 2008 “Agent of Change Award” from the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
• Layli Miller-Muro receives the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2008 “Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership (EXCEL) Award” from the Center for Nonprofit Advancement
• Tahirih Justice Center is selected as one of the best local charities by The Washingtonian Magazine and featured as one of “64 Ways to Do Good” in the December issue’s cover story