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News tagged National
  • Intersex Awareness Day 2021

    October 26th, 2021

    October 26 marks Intersex Awareness Day and uplifts the fight to end non-consensual infant genital surgeries. Today, we amplify the voices of intersex people and intersex advocacy organizations which call for the end of invasive, unnecessary forced intersex surgeries which are a form of institutionalized gender-based violence. Tahirih is committed to ending gender-based violence and reaching collective liberation, which includes fighting against these invasive, non-consensual procedures.

  • Voces de sobrevivientes: Clara

    October 25th, 2021

    Clara endured a perilous journey to reach safety. She trusted her Tahirih lawyers and now she lives a healthy, safe and free life.

  • “The judge didn’t believe me.” The hard path survivors of domestic violence encounter while seeking asylum in the U.S.

    October 19th, 2021

    Univision reporter sheds light on the hard journey of a Tahirih client and explains the importance of ‘gender’ becoming a basis of asylum.

  • Tahirih Joins the National Day of Action for Black Migrants

    October 14th, 2021

    International human rights law forbids sending people back to the country that they are fleeing when their lives are on the line. Black immigrants, including Haitians, have been discriminated against—and it’s costing lives. For months, thousands of Haitian asylum seekers and other Black migrants have been expelled from this country and denied their legal right to seek asylum. Black migrants deserve to be welcomed with dignity, not face an endless cycle of inhumane and violent treatment at the hands of our government.

  • Creating a safer world for Indigenous women and girls—together.

    October 10th, 2021

    October 11 marks both International Day of the Girl and Indigenous Peoples’ Day, observances that illuminate the ways gender-based violence particularly impacts those who live at the dangerous intersections of sexism, racism, and xenophobia.

  • R. Kelly’s Trial Speaks to Flawed Child Marriage Laws in the U.S.

    October 4th, 2021

    Tahirih’s Force Marriage Initiative team wrote an op-ed published in Teen Vogue that explains how R&B star Aaliyah was able to be married to R. Kelly when she was just 15 years old. 

    Read the full article here.

  • Tahirih Statement on DHS New Priorities Enforcement

    October 1st, 2021

    The Department of Homeland Security issued broad new directives to immigration officers that will go into effect on November 29, 2021. Although these new enforcement and deportation guidelines clarify that not everyone who is an undocumented immigrant should, or can, be removed from the United States, the memo gives worryingly broad discretion to individual ICE and CBP agents to carry out the enforcement priorities and risks the removal of survivors of gender-based violence.