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  • Understanding Intersectionality: Overlapping Identities and Obstacles

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    July 14th, 2023

    Tahirih’s interdisciplinary approach to direct services, policy advocacy, and training and education is underscored by the intersection of our clients’ diverse lived experiences. Every individual we serve has multiple overlapping […]

  • Governor Whitmer Signs Bills to End Child Marriage in Michigan

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    July 12th, 2023

    On September 27, 2023, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed all relevant legislation into law ending child marriage in Michigan. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed part of a legislative package that will end child […]

  • Kitchen Table Conversations: Building Collective Power Among Immigrant Survivors in Houston

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    June 27th, 2023

    Survivors are the most powerful and effective advocates in the anti-violence and anti-oppression movement. At Tahirih, we believe that survivors should be centered as advocates for themselves, in their families, and in their communities. 

    Our Tahirih Houston office has developed an innovative program called Kitchen Table Conversations to build power and create collective action led by immigrant survivors of violence.

  • Tahirih Justice Center Celebrates Journey to Justice 2023

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    June 23rd, 2023

    On June 8, 2023, Tahirih Justice Center held our annual signature event, Journey to Justice 2023: An Evening with the Tahirih Justice Center. This year’s event celebrated and acknowledged the many years of service and impact that Tahirih’s staff, supporters, and partners, have had on immigrant survivors of gender-based violence seeking safety in the United States.

  • Anastasia

    Success Stories

    June 23rd, 2023

    I came to the U.S. in the winter of 2006. Life back home in Mexico was tough for me and my family. I dreamt of going to college and graduating but with my family’s economic status, that dream was too costly and impossible. 
    At least I was able to graduate high school and that is something I am proud of since I was also working at the time to help my family. I was always looking for an opportunity to have a better life as a young woman.  

  • Connecticut Becomes 9th U.S. State to End Child Marriage

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    June 23rd, 2023

    Today, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz signed a bill that ends child marriage in Connecticut by raising the legal age for marriage to 18 without exceptions. This makes Connecticut the 9th state to completely end child marriage and the second state to end child marriage this year, after Vermont.

    Connecticut saw over 1,200 children marry between 2000 and 2014, and prior to 2017 had no minimum marriage age. They are now the second state to succeed in an incremental approach to ending child marriage: a 2017 reform setting an age floor of 16 and ensuring universal judicial review cut rates of child marriage in the state by about half, mitigating harm while advocates and legislators continued building support for an end to child marriage this year.

  • Pride Month: Celebrating the LGBTQIA+ Community with Joy and Protest

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    June 22nd, 2023

    A Statement from Tahirih’s Queer & Trans Caucus: Pride Month is celebrated during June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, when queer folk in New York City pushed […]