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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Fall 2023 Legislative Explainer: Texas Legislature Passes Harmful Anti-Immigrant Legislation


    December 19th, 2023

    In recent years, the Texas Legislature has focused increasingly on immigration enforcement at the border and across the state. Texas’s Operation Lone Star (OLS) launched in 2021 and has deployed thousands of law enforcement personnel to the border, making use of state laws, such as trespassing and smuggling, to engage in immigration enforcement. OLS has radically shifted the way that state and local laws are applied to immigrants and border communities, has resulted in racial profiling, and has led to the deaths of dozens of people through high-speed chases and dangerous border barrier infrastructure. During the 3rd and 4th Special Sessions of the 2023 Legislative Session, the Legislature responded to the Governor’s call to expand Operation Lone Star and passed 3 anti-immigrant bills that will have a disproportionate impact on BIPOC immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Workers rights case highlights the struggle immigrant women face in the workplace


    December 18th, 2023

    Houston Public Media reporter Aurora Berry interviewed Casey Carter Swegman, Tahirih Director of Public Policy, about the challenges faced by immigrant women who experience harassment and exploitation in the workplace. […]