A Note From Layli: Horrors in the United States
For many of us, reports on women and girls being threatened with violence and forced to marry seem distant and incomprehensible.
A Note From Layli: So That Humanity My Fly on International Women’s Day and Every Day
Dear Friends, Today is International Women’s Day—a global holiday celebrating the achievements of women worldwide since the early 1900s. International Women’s Day recognizes the many contributions that women make to […]
Fear of Deportation Becomes Abusers’ Weapon
In the past decade, several new laws have allowed abused foreign-born women, including those who entered the United States illegally and those whose immigration status depends on their spouse, to obtain legal residency on their own.
The Power of Many: Tahirih’s Innovative Pro Bono Model Featured in Award-Winning Magazine
We were in the courtroom and I caught my client’s eyes. They filled with tears, and then she looked forward toward the judge and jury. She was a very small Ukrainian woman and very scared.
A Note From Layli: United States Is Woefully Behind in Response to Forced Marriage
Forced marriage is an issue that has increasingly come to our attention as Tahirih received calls for help from around the country. There is a regrettable lack of information in the United States about forced marriage, there are no laws designed to protect forced marriage victims, and there is a void in community dialogue and advocacy on the issue.
Forced Marriage and ‘Honor Killings’ Happen in Britain, U.S., Too
Forced marriage and honor violence are often viewed in the West as backward customs relegated to impoverished developing nations. But a spate of gruesome honor killings in the U.K., and new research about the prevalence of underage marriage in the U.S., for the first time show that this kind of violence against women is far more widespread.
Tahirih Houston Moves to New Space to Accommodate Growth
New office at 1717 St. James Place, Suite 320, will accommodate Tahirih Houston’s growing direct services staff and client roster.
Tahirih Receives U.S. Department of Justice Grant to Launch Innovative Training Series
The training series is possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
A Night of Extraordinary Women
Do something! That’s what the courageous women activists and leaders urged at the launch of the Women in the World Foundation in Manhattan on Tuesday.
Representation Essential to the Success of an Immigrant’s Case
For women and girls like Tahirih’s clients, it is not enough to have just any attorney. Their unique gender-based violence cases require attorneys who are well-versed in both sensitive cultural issues and the extremely complicated and often unexplored territory of gender-based immigration law.