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  • Statement Regarding Inquiry from Texas Attorney General

    December 14th, 2022

    The Tahirih Justice Center is a national, nonprofit organization supporting women, girls, and other survivors of gender-based violence. We provide legal and social services to help survivors obtain rights to which they are entitled under U.S. law. We have received an inquiry from the Texas Attorney General related to our work to provide legal services and are responding in accordance with the law.

  • Tahirih Announces Inaugural Bahá’í Advisory Council

    November 16th, 2022

    The Tahirih Justice Center is a Bahá’í-inspired national, non-profit organization that supports immigrant women, girls, and other survivors of gender-based violence seeking safety and justice. Tahirih envisions a world where […]

  • Tahirih Welcomes Court Decision to Block Title 42

    November 16th, 2022

    On Tuesday, a federal judge blocked implementation of Title 42, a policy that expelled more than 1 million asylum seekers at the nation’s southern border since March 2020 under the guise of public health concerns. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington D.C. found the Title 42 policy to be “arbitrary and capricious in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act.” As recently documented by Tahirih and Oxfam America in Surviving Deterrence, the policy was not only used to deter asylum-seeking but disproportionately harmed Black and Brown people and survivors of gender-based violence.

  • “Contar mi historia me ayuda a sanarme”: hispana habla de cómo logró salir del tráfico humano

    November 14th, 2022

    Tahirih’s client, Brenda Rincon, shared her story with Univision Atlanta reporter, Ana Herrera. Brenda says sharing her survival story helps her heal.

    You can see the full interview in Spanish here.

  • Immigrant Heritage at Tahirih

    October 28th, 2022

    On October 28, we recognize National Immigrants Day in the United States. At Tahirih, 29% of our staff staff identify as immigrants, 49% have immigrant parents, and 17 different languages […]

  • New Report: Survivors Seeking Asylum are Exposed to More Violence at the Border

    October 11th, 2022

    Everyone deserves to live a life free from violence. That’s why at Tahirih, we believe that people seeking safety in the U.S. should be met with an asylum system that understands the trauma they have endured, instead of exposing them to more harm.

    Unfortunately, that is not the case for survivors of gender-based violence who arrive at the southern border seeking protection here in the United States.

    A new report by the Tahirih Justice Center and Oxfam America reveals how common it is for people seeking asylum to experience gender-based violence in Mexico while waiting to access the asylum process in the U.S.

  • U.S. Asylum Deterrence Policies Increase Risk of Gender-Based Violence

    October 11th, 2022

    A new report by Oxfam America and the Tahirih Justice Center documents how common it is for migrants seeking asylum to experience gender-based violence in Mexico while waiting to access the asylum process in the U.S.

    In Surviving Deterrence: How U.S. Asylum Deterrence Policies Normalize Gender-Based Violence, Oxfam America and Tahirih explain how U.S. asylum deterrence policies, such as border closures and expulsions, exacerbate conditions that cause gender-based violence to proliferate at the southern border. The report further asserts that survivors who do manage to apply for asylum face an inequitable and re-traumatizing process on a systemic level.