Tahirih Client Shares Her Story of Forced Marriage with NPR
NewsApril 16th, 2015
The cost of a bullet is less than a dollar. Our client Lina overheard these chilling words spoken about her in the days before she was forced into marriage.
Leading Law Firm and Corporation Honored for Contributions in Fight Against Forced Marriage
NewsMarch 31st, 2015
In partnership with Tahirih’s Forced Marriage Initiative, Mayer Brown LLP and Caterpillar Inc. completed an extensive pro bono research project in 2014 about conditions for individuals from the United States facing forced marriage overseas.
Woman Breaks Through Chains of Forced Marriage
NewsMarch 20th, 2015
Tahirih Justice Center, an advocacy group for immigrant women, reported that about 3,000 cases of forced marriage took place in the United States from 2009 through 2011.
Petition with 100,000+ Signatures Urging President Obama to End Forced Marriage in United States Presented to White House
NewsMarch 18th, 2015
We presented our Change.org petition at a meeting with the White House Council on Women and Girls on March 18, marking a pivotal step in the growing movement to recognize forced marriage as a domestic problem and develop a comprehensive plan to protect individuals from this hidden human rights abuse in the United States.
Tahirih Executive Director Featured in Harvard Law Portrait Exhibit
NewsMarch 4th, 2015
The Harvard Law and International Development Society and the Harvard Women’s Law Association organized the exhibit in honor of International Women’s Day.
Tahirih Welcomes Three New Board Members
NewsMarch 2nd, 2015
The three new members began their service Feb. 11 in Washington, D.C., where they join 15 current board members who shepherd Tahirih’s legacy of protecting immigrant women and girls in the United States from violence.
Groundbreaking Website Launched for Individuals Facing Forced Marriage in U.S.
NewsFebruary 26th, 2015
We are thrilled to introduce the first and only U.S.-based website of its kind, www.preventforcedmarriage.org.