A Message From Our New CEO, Archi Pyati.May 3rd, 2021
I’m writing to you today as Tahirih’s new Chief Executive Officer. I’m humbled by the opportunity to serve such dedicated, passionate, and talented colleagues, and excited to lead this incredible organization into its next chapter.
From our Board of Directors: Gratitude in a Time of TransitionApril 29th, 2021
We are moved to send a note of sincere thanks and to provide some perspective of challenges overcome and those we now face.
Tahirih Opposes Dangerously Amended NC Senate Bill on Child MarriageApril 28th, 2021
The Tahirih Justice Center opposes amendments to Senate Bill 35 (S35), a bill that was originally intended to increase North Carolina’s age floor to marry and protect girls and young women from the harms of child marriage.
Sexual Abuse: A Cause and a Consequence of Forced MarriageApril 26th, 2021
With spring in full bloom across the country, we know that wedding season is near.
And while this can be a thrilling time to celebrate life’s precious moments with their family and friends, for some, the return of the wedding season can be tied to the trauma of sexual assault and serve as a trigger for individuals who have been forced to marry.
Central American women fleeing domestic violence deserve refugee statusApril 8th, 2021
Bill Frelick, director of Human Rights Watch’s Refugee Rights Program, explains why we must include “gender” as a ground for asylum protections. Read the full opinion piece here on The […]
Gender-related violence should be grounds for asylum. Congress must fix this for women.April 8th, 2021
In this opinion piece, Stephen Legomsky, professor emeritus at the Washington University School of Law, writes about the pressing need to include “gender” as a ground for asylum protections. Read […]
U.S. asylum law must protect womenApril 7th, 2021
Our country’s asylum law urgently needs to be changed to clearly protect women who would otherwise meet the stringent requirements for asylum.