2000-2011 Impact Report
With this annual report, we attempt to capture and convey the dizzying growth we experienced from 2000 to 2001. Having served women and girls fleeing human rights abuses for over five years, Tahirih Justice Center is now firmly established as a well-respected organization known for making a significant difference in the lives of abused women and girls and for contributing to the transformation of the justice system to provide for their protection.
Do They Hear You When You Cry
A true story of persecution, friendship, and ultimate triumph, the book “Do They Hear You When You Cry” chronicles the struggles of two extraordinary women: Fauziya Kassindja, who fled her African homeland to escape female genital mutilation only to be locked up in American prisons for 16 months; and Layli Miller Bashir, a driven young law student who fought for Fauziya’s freedom. Click here to order a copy of the book online.
Power and Control Wheel
A helpful diagram in understanding the overall pattern of abusive and violent behaviors used by a batterer to establish and maintain control over his partner.
Immigrant Power and Control Wheel
A helpful diagram in understanding the tactics used by an abuser to establish and maintain control over his immigrant victim.
Amicus Brief Filed in Fifth Circuit on Coercive Control
The Tahirih Justice Center and partner organizations filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in support of a Honduran survivor of domestic violence. The brief sets out the extensive research showing that the coercive control exercised by abusive partners does not end simply because a survivor escapes from the abuser’s home.
Tahirih Statement on Presidential Proclamation on Asylum
The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned about the likelihood of new regulations pursuant to the presidential proclamation of April 29, which includes new fees for asylum applications and work permits. Tahirih will file comments opposing proposed regulations and will continue to expose policies that harm asylum seekers.
Tahirih Comments on Rule Expanding Definition of “Public Charge”
The Tahirih Justice Center filed comments in opposition of the new proposed rule by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, which will expand the definition of “public charge”. Tahirih is deeply concerned about the impact of the rule on families, and the possibility that it will discourage survivors from accessing critical, life-saving services.