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Our advocacy for courageous immigrant women and girls in communities, courts, and Congress depends on your support.

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  • Urge DHS to Release Mothers With Their Children

    October 18, 2015
    Status: Active

    Help put an end to the traumatizing and immoral detention of refugee mothers and children.

  • Urge Your Senators to Oppose ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Act

    October 17, 2015
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    Status: Concluded

    This misguided law would discourage victims of abuse from reaching out to police for help. Please act now to help us defeat it in Congress!

  • Ask the Pope to Advocate for Refugee Mothers and Children Imprisoned in America

    September 23, 2015
    Status: Concluded

    As the United States welcomes Pope Francis, the Obama Administrations continues to treat courageous survivors of violence more like criminals than victims in need.

  • Stop Warehousing Mothers and Children

    June 8, 2015
    Status: Active

    Our government has ignored resounding cries for an end to prolonged family detention and instead races to build more and more jails for immigrant women and children on the run from violence.

  • Protect Women at Risk of Abuse in International Marriage Industry

    December 15, 2014
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    Status: Active

    Tahirih is proud of our instrumental role in making an IMBRA a reality, but much work remains to translate the law into meaningful and effective protections for foreign brides.

  • Support I-VAWA

    June 24, 2014
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    Status: Active

    By directing the U.S. government to create a coordinated, comprehensive, and concerted strategy to reduce violence, I-VAWA would have a powerful impact on the suffering of millions of women worldwide who face horrific abuses.

  • Ratify CEDAW

    May 7, 2014
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    Status: Active

    We cannot allow the United States to continue to be one of only seven countries in the world that has not ratified the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

  • Protect Maryland Victims of Crime

    March 10, 2014
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    Status: Concluded

    Legislation under consideration in the Maryland Legislature would help Tahirih clients like Maria* rebuild their lives. And we need your help to make sure it passes.

  • Urge Congress to Fully Fund Programs for Refugees

    January 13, 2013
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    Status: Concluded

    The Office of Refugee Resettlement in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has an urgent humanitarian mandate to protect refugees, including vulnerable survivors of trafficking, torture, persecution, and violence. But the very funds ORR needs to meet its promise to survivors are now in jeopardy.

  • Ask Congress to Work Together for Victims

    November 30, 2012
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    Status: Concluded

    House and Senate versions of VAWA are almost entirely the same, and only a few critical differences remain to be worked through. Tell Congress that we know that by working together in good faith and with a victim-centered approach, these differences can be resolved.