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  • Pride Month: Celebrating the LGBTQIA+ Community with Joy and Protest

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    June 22nd, 2023

    A Statement from Tahirih’s Queer & Trans Caucus: Pride Month is celebrated during June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, when queer folk in New York City pushed […]

  • Pride Month Reflection

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    June 16th, 2023

    Happy Pride! This month’s celebration of the courage and resilience of the LGBTQIA+ community is incredibly important to the Tahirih Justice Center and its mission.

  • DC Could Become a Leader in the Movement to Protect Children from Child Marriage

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    June 12th, 2023

    D.C. has not yet joined the 31 states that have passed laws taking aim at child marriage and our laws still allow 16- and 17-year-olds to marry with nothing more than one parent’s signature. It’s time for our city to update our antiquated marriage laws and put the wellbeing of our children first.

  • AAPI Heritage Month: Honoring the History and Achievements of the AAPI Immigrant Community

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    May 31st, 2023

    May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month – a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions, achievements, and rich cultural heritage of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community […]

  • I will never forget what I saw at the border

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    May 25th, 2023

    Last week, I was privileged to travel to the border region with a delegation of my colleagues from partner organizations to bear witness to the end of Title 42, a […]

  • Building a Resilient, Trauma-Informed Workplace

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    May 23rd, 2023

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. While mental health is always a focus of our work with our clients, building a healthy, trauma-informed culture among our staff is also critical. […]

  • Texas Bar Foundation Awards Year-Long Grant to Expand Resources for Immigrant Survivors of Gender-based Violence in Fort Bend Co.

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    May 19th, 2023

    The Texas Bar Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Tahirih Justice Center. These funds will help give access to justice for immigrant women and girls in underserved rural regions outside of Houston. The year-long grant from the Texas Bar Foundation will help Tahirih expand a successful, collaborative project with the Fort Bend County Women’s Center to deliver free, holistic, trauma-informed legal services to immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, child abuse and other crimes in Fort Bend County, Texas.