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  • Governor Inslee Signs Bill to End Child Marriage in Washington, Setting Historic Precedent on the West Coast

    March 8th, 2024

    Today, Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill that ends child marriage in the state of Washington by raising the legal age for marriage to 18 without exceptions. This significant step marks a historical moment for Washington as it becomes the first state on the West Coast and the 11th  state in the country to end child marriage.  

  • Ten Immigrant Women Activists You Should Know

    March 7th, 2024

    In honor of Women’s History Month this March, Tahirih staff are honoring inspiring immigrant women activists, past and present, who have made an impact on immigrant rights and women’s rights in the U.S. and globally.

  • The Overlooked Truth of Teen Dating Violence

    February 13th, 2024

    From teddy bears to heart shaped candies to marriage proposals, February is known as a month dedicated to love and the celebration of romance. February is also National Teen Dating […]

  • Tahirih Statement on Proposals to Gut Asylum Protections

    February 5th, 2024

    Last night, a small group of negotiators who have been meeting behind closed doors put forward legislative text that would have devastating impacts on the ability of immigrant survivors of gender-based violence to get and stay safe. This so-called deal shows blatant disregard for the promise of a welcoming nation for all.

  • Stalking Awareness: Signs and Impacts of Stalking in Immigrant Communities

    January 6th, 2024

    January is Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking is defined as a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for their safety or […]

  • Fall 2023 Legislative Explainer: Texas Legislature Passes Harmful Anti-Immigrant Legislation

    December 19th, 2023

    In recent years, the Texas Legislature has focused increasingly on immigration enforcement at the border and across the state. Texas’s Operation Lone Star (OLS) launched in 2021 and has deployed thousands of law enforcement personnel to the border, making use of state laws, such as trespassing and smuggling, to engage in immigration enforcement. OLS has radically shifted the way that state and local laws are applied to immigrants and border communities, has resulted in racial profiling, and has led to the deaths of dozens of people through high-speed chases and dangerous border barrier infrastructure. During the 3rd and 4th Special Sessions of the 2023 Legislative Session, the Legislature responded to the Governor’s call to expand Operation Lone Star and passed 3 anti-immigrant bills that will have a disproportionate impact on BIPOC immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.

  • Workers rights case highlights the struggle immigrant women face in the workplace

    December 18th, 2023

    Houston Public Media reporter Aurora Berry interviewed Casey Carter Swegman, Tahirih Director of Public Policy, about the challenges faced by immigrant women who experience harassment and exploitation in the workplace. […]