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  • Tahirih Justice Center: Celebrating a Baha’i-inspired NGO

    May 5th, 2022 | in Bahaiteachings.org
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    In this article for Bahaiteachings.org, Tahirih’s volunteer legal counsel Paul Glist—in consultation with Managing Attorney Anusce Sanai and Donor Relations Associate, Ron Lapitan—wrote about how their Baha’i faith is honored at the Tahirih Justice Center and what it means to work for a Baha’i-inspired nonprofit. 

  • Tahirih Justice Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Journey to Justice: Progress and Perseverance Gala

    May 2nd, 2022
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    The Tahirih Justice Center, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting immigrant survivors of gender-based violence, is pleased to celebrate its 25th anniversary at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City, Virginia on May 13th, 2022, at 7 p.m. It has been 25 years since Tahirih opened its doors and has served more than 31,000 immigrant survivors of gender-based violence ever since. This event, Journey to Justice: Progress and Perseverance, will be a celebration of the 25 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.

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Joanne Gouaux

    April 26th, 2022
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    In honor of National Volunteer Month in April, Tahirih is shining a light on some of the incredible volunteers who help us support immigrant survivors. Today we’re introducing you to Joanne Gouaux, another dedicated Tahirih volunteer.

  • Governor Hogan Signs Bill to Limit Child Marriage in Maryland

    April 21st, 2022
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    After 7 long years, Maryland has taken action to protect children by limiting child marriage in the state. House Bill 83 does not ban child marriage in the state of Maryland altogether, but it is a major step in the right direction and responds to many of the concerns raised by advocates and survivors. The new law passed with strong, bi-partisan majorities in both the House and Senate.

  • Spotlight on Tahirih Volunteer Paul Glist in honor of National Volunteer Month

    April 13th, 2022
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    Like many nonprofit organizations, Tahirih relies on the support of not only our generous donors but also a committed group of volunteers who believe in our mission and the potential to build a world free from violence. In April, as we celebrate National Volunteer Month, we want to highlight some of the wonderful volunteers who make it possible for Tahirih to serve as many survivors as possible.

  • Tahirih Welcomes the Long Overdue End of Title 42

    April 2nd, 2022
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    Today, the Biden administration announced it would end its use of Title 42 on May 23, 2022. For two years, Title 42 has been used to justify the rapid expulsion of migrants at the border and the denial of their right to seek asylum.

  • Tahirih Partners With My New Red Shoes In Basic Income Pilot Program

    April 1st, 2022
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    My New Red Shoes (MNRS) is proud to announce Project Empower, a new basic income pilot that will provide direct cash assistance to immigrant survivors of gender-based violence and their children. In partnership with Tahirih Justice Center, a national non-profit organization serving immigrant survivors, and Community Financial Resources, a national economic justice non-profit, MNRS is providing participant households across the San Francisco Bay Area with $1,000 a month for 6 months, beginning March 2022.

  • Biden administration announces asylum system overhaul: What you need to know

    March 25th, 2022
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    The Los Angeles Times immigration reporter, Andrea Castillo, spoke with Tahirih’s Senior Litigation Counsel, Richard Caldarone, about the new asylum regulations and what they mean for survivors of violence. 

  • The Biden Administration’s Asylum System Overhaul May Do More Harm than Good

    March 24th, 2022
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    The Biden administration today rolled out a new rule that attempts to repair a deeply flawed asylum system. Although the rule rolls back dangerous changes to the asylum process made in 2020, and adopts some new procedures that are welcomed, it does not go far enough to ensure the protection of individuals seeking asylum in the U.S.

  • Maryland’s House of Delegates Passes Amended Bill to End Child Marriage

    March 18th, 2022
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    Yesterday, Maryland’s House of Delegates passed legislation that would raise the minimum age for marriage in Maryland from 15 to 17. We are grateful to Del. Vanessa E. Atterbeary for championing House Bill 83 and to Delegate Emily Shetty for ensuring the amended version remains strong after considering the Senate’s concerns. HB 83 would ban 17-year-olds from marrying someone who is older than them by four years and would require the 17-year-old to appear before a judge who will evaluate the intended marriage for signs of coercion.