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Posts tagged Greater DC
  • AAPI Heritage Month Reflection


    May 9th, 2024

    As an Asian American, I have never felt welcome in this country. When I was little, I felt placed in the category of “other” – my given name too hard […]

  • Staff Spotlight: Ron Lapitan


    May 1st, 2024

    The Tahirih Justice Center has served over 34,000 immigrant survivors fleeing gender-based violence since 1997. Across our five locations, our dedicated staff members provide holistic trauma-informed services to immigrant survivors […]

  • Virginia Could Become a Leader in the Movement to End Child Marriage – Again


    March 28th, 2024

    Hellitz Villegas, the Forced Marriage Initiative Program Manager at the Tahirih Justice Center, wrote this op-ed in support of Virginia bill HB 994 ending child marriage in Virginia by setting […]

  • Transgender Day of Visibility: Ending Gender-Based Violence Against All People


    March 25th, 2024

    On March 31, 2024, the Tahirih Justice Center recognizes Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to uplift and celebrate the trans community and recognize the ongoing violence, discrimination, and hate faced by trans people, particularly Black and Brown trans people.

  • Ten Immigrant Women Activists You Should Know


    March 7th, 2024

    In honor of Women’s History Month this March, Tahirih staff are honoring inspiring immigrant women activists, past and present, who have made an impact on immigrant rights and women’s rights in the U.S. and globally.

  • The Overlooked Truth of Teen Dating Violence


    February 13th, 2024

    From teddy bears to heart shaped candies to marriage proposals, February is known as a month dedicated to love and the celebration of romance. February is also National Teen Dating […]

  • Stalking Awareness: Signs and Impacts of Stalking in Immigrant Communities


    January 6th, 2024

    January is Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking is defined as a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for their safety or […]