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  • “Honor Killing” Under Growing Scrutiny in U.S.


    April 5th, 2012

    Although many Americans may think that phenomena such as forced marriages and so-called “honor killings” exist only overseas, social service agencies, educators, and a growing number of law enforcement personnel know differently.

  • A Note From Layli: Horrors in the United States


    March 13th, 2012

    For many of us, reports on women and girls being threatened with violence and forced to marry seem distant and incomprehensible.

  • Fear of Deportation Becomes Abusers’ Weapon


    February 8th, 2012

    In the past decade, several new laws have allowed abused foreign-born women, including those who entered the United States illegally and those whose immigration status depends on their spouse, to obtain legal residency on their own.

  • Forced Marriage and ‘Honor Killings’ Happen in Britain, U.S., Too


    September 18th, 2011

    Forced marriage and honor violence are often viewed in the West as backward customs relegated to impoverished developing nations. But a spate of gruesome honor killings in the U.K., and new research about the prevalence of underage marriage in the U.S., for the first time show that this kind of violence against women is far more widespread.

  • A Night of Extraordinary Women


    September 14th, 2011

    Do something! That’s what the courageous women activists and leaders urged at the launch of the Women in the World Foundation in Manhattan on Tuesday.

  • Representation Essential to the Success of an Immigrant’s Case


    September 13th, 2011

    For women and girls like Tahirih’s clients, it is not enough to have just any attorney. Their unique gender-based violence cases require attorneys who are well-versed in both sensitive cultural issues and the extremely complicated and often unexplored territory of gender-based immigration law.

  • Dan Rather Interviews Tahirih Founder on Problem of Forced Marriage in U.S.


    August 31st, 2011

    Rather spoke with Miller-Muro about the hidden problem of forced marriage in the U.S.