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Posts tagged National
  • Tahirih Opposes Dangerously Amended NC Senate Bill on Child Marriage

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    April 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.

  • Sexual Abuse: A Cause and a Consequence of Forced Marriage

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    April 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.

  • Central American women fleeing domestic violence deserve refugee status

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    April 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 […]

  • Gender-related violence should be grounds for asylum. Congress must fix this for women.

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    April 8th, 2021

    In this opinion piece, Stephen Legomsky, professor emeritus at the Washington University School of Law, writes about the pressing need to include “gender” as a ground for asylum protections. Read […]

  • U.S. asylum law must protect women

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    April 7th, 2021

    Our country’s asylum law urgently needs to be changed to clearly protect women who would otherwise meet the stringent requirements for asylum.

  • Stop Calling it a ‘Border Crisis’

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    April 7th, 2021

    Rachel Pak, Tahirih Media Relations Associate, in an op-ed argues that calling what is happening at the southern border a ‘crisis’ is harmful rhetoric that dehumanizes immigrants and distracts from […]

  • Tahirih Statement on the Administration’s Asylum Overhaul

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    April 1st, 2021

    The administration is considering an overhaul of the asylum system at the U.S. southern border, which includes moving some asylum cases from the purview of the immigration courts within the […]