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  • Understanding the Intersections of Sexual Assault and Immigration Status

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    April 26th, 2023

    Over half of women and almost 1 in 3 men have experienced sexual violence during their lifetimes, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Each April, we recognize Sexual Assault […]

  • 2023 Policy Platform

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    April 26th, 2023

    Tahirih’s policy work is rooted in our core values and in our promise theory of change. We work to advance policies and laws that enable immigrant survivors of gender-based violence to purse legal immigration status, live in safety, and fore their own paths.

    The Tahirih Justice Center is prioritizing the following policy goals to immediately improve protections for immigrant survivors with simultaneously seeking long-term, systemic change.

  • Proposed Bills in Texas Will Further Harm Immigrant Communities

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    April 11th, 2023

    Several bills that would create an exceptionally harsh system of deterrence and punishment for immigrants and asylum seekers in need of protection are being considered by the Texas state legislature. If passed, these bills would lead to criminalization, imprisonment, or expulsion back to dangerous conditions that survivors of violence originally fled when coming the U.S. seeking safety.

  • Women Who Inspire Us

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    March 17th, 2023

    In honor of Women’s History Month, we asked Tahirih supporters to share the stories of women who inspire them with their resilience, courage, and strength. Below are some of the inspiring stories you all submitted.

  • In Honor of International Women’s Day

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    March 8th, 2023

    This International Women’s Day, I’m inspired by the girls and women around the world who are fighting for their human rights.

  • Uplifting the Journey of Black Immigrants

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    February 24th, 2023

    The journey to U.S. soil and the experience of Black immigrants in the U.S. today is intrinsically connected to our nation’s history of White supremacy, colonialism, and slavery. The North […]

  • New Report: U.S. Government Plays Critical Role in the Elimination of Child Marriage

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    January 26th, 2023

    In Time to Lead: The Federal Government’s Role in Ending Child Marriage in the United States, Tahirih highlights the critical role of the federal government in our fight to end child marriage here at home.