NewsJanuary 23rd, 2015
Angela’s* son turned 3 inside the confines of a crowded detention center. He was stuck there, along with hundreds of other mothers and children fleeing violence in Central America.
NewsJanuary 20th, 2015
Advocates for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault are deeply concerned about the harmful impact of family detention centers on already traumatized immigrant women and children fleeing violence.
NewsDecember 18th, 2014
Almost a decade has elapsed since Congress passed the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act, but U.S. agencies have yet to fully implement and enforce the federal law to safeguard so-called “mail-order” brides from abuse and exploitation, according to a report issued last week.
NewsDecember 15th, 2014
Young women speak out in Chicago against forced marriage and gender-based violence as part of national awareness-raising tour A group of South Asian artists and advocates, members of Pomegranate Tree […]
NewsDecember 14th, 2014
When Maria talks about how escaping her abuser has meant ending up in jail with her daughter, she can’t hold back her tears. Before more jails for women and children spring up across the country, our nation needs to hear 2-year-old Sophie cough and watch 18-year-old Maria cry, like I did.
NewsDecember 4th, 2014
As the leading U.S. organization advocating for better protection and support for domestic forced marriage victims, Tahirih welcomes the Canadian government’s commitment to address these fundamental human rights abuses, but has concerns about the bill itself and the ways it may be interpreted and applied.
NewsDecember 3rd, 2014
The fourth installment of “Honoring Our Heartbeats: A Tour to End Forced Marriage in the U.S.,” which took place at the Rutgers University Institute for Women’s Leadership, incorporated two short films, a skit performance and an open panel discussion to talk about forced marriages and similar forms of domestic abuse.