PeopleMay 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 […]
NewsMay 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 […]
NewsMay 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.
NewsApril 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.
NewsApril 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.
NewsApril 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.
NewsApril 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 […]