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Posts tagged National
  • Hellitz Villegas


    May 9th, 2021

    Hellitz Villegas joined Tahirih in 2018. As the Forced Marriage Initiative Project Associate, Hellitz provides direct services to individuals in the U.S. facing or fleeing forced marriage, responds to requests […]

  • Tahirih Statement on End of Nationwide Moratorium on Evictions


    May 5th, 2021

    The Tahirih Justice Center is disappointed in today’s decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to end the nationwide moratorium on evictions, in addition to the […]

  • 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 Transition


    April 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 Marriage


    April 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 Marriage


    April 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 status


    April 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 […]