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Posts tagged Policy Advocacy
  • “Honor Killing” Under Growing Scrutiny in U.S.


    April 5th, 2012

    Although many Americans may think that phenomena such as forced marriages and so-called “honor killings” exist only overseas, social service agencies, educators, and a growing number of law enforcement personnel know differently.

  • UK Experts Join Tahirih for Milestone Forced Marriage Training


    April 1st, 2012

    Tahirih held a training for frontline service providers on identifying and supporting victims of forced marriage—the first training of its kind in the United States on March 2, 2012.

  • A Note From Layli: Horrors in the United States


    March 13th, 2012

    For many of us, reports on women and girls being threatened with violence and forced to marry seem distant and incomprehensible.

  • Fear of Deportation Becomes Abusers’ Weapon


    February 8th, 2012

    In the past decade, several new laws have allowed abused foreign-born women, including those who entered the United States illegally and those whose immigration status depends on their spouse, to obtain legal residency on their own.

  • A Note From Layli: United States Is Woefully Behind in Response to Forced Marriage


    September 19th, 2011

    Forced marriage is an issue that has increasingly come to our attention as Tahirih received calls for help from around the country. There is a regrettable lack of information in the United States about forced marriage, there are no laws designed to protect forced marriage victims, and there is a void in community dialogue and advocacy on the issue.

  • Forced Marriage and ‘Honor Killings’ Happen in Britain, U.S., Too


    September 18th, 2011

    Forced marriage and honor violence are often viewed in the West as backward customs relegated to impoverished developing nations. But a spate of gruesome honor killings in the U.K., and new research about the prevalence of underage marriage in the U.S., for the first time show that this kind of violence against women is far more widespread.

  • Dan Rather Interviews Tahirih Founder on Problem of Forced Marriage in U.S.


    August 31st, 2011

    Rather spoke with Miller-Muro about the hidden problem of forced marriage in the U.S.