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  • Vermont Becomes 8th U.S. State to End Child Marriage


    April 20th, 2023

    Governor Phil Scott signed a law that ends child marriage in the state by raising the legal age for marriage to 18 without exceptions. This victory makes Vermont the 8th state to completely end child marriage and comes after years of advocacy by the sponsor, Rep. Carol Ode, and advocates in Vermont to ensure that children can no longer be coerced into marriage

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Marlo Goldstein and Host Hotels & Resorts


    April 19th, 2023

    Tahirih relies on the support of committed volunteers and pro bonos who believe in our mission and share our vision to build a world free from violence. In April, as […]

  • Proposed Bills in Texas Will Further Harm Immigrant Communities


    April 11th, 2023

    Several bills that would create an exceptionally harsh system of deterrence and punishment for immigrants and asylum seekers in need of protection are being considered by the Texas state legislature. If passed, these bills would lead to criminalization, imprisonment, or expulsion back to dangerous conditions that survivors of violence originally fled when coming the U.S. seeking safety.

  • Welcome to Our New Atlanta Local Advisory Council Members


    April 5th, 2023

    Tahirih Atlanta is pleased to welcome five new local advisory council members Takesha Bartley, Dr. Ayana Cummings, Mojdeh Farsi, Jamilah Stephens, and Anye Wanki. They join W. Imara Canady and […]

  • New HART Virtual Service Center is an Encouraging First Step Towards Ensuring Survivors of Gender-Based Violence Receive Justice


    March 30th, 2023

    To tackle the unprecedented backlog of applications for humanitarian relief, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has created the Humanitarian, Adjustment, Removing Conditions, and Travel Documents (HART) Service Center which will be comprised of a dedicated team of specially trained staff responsible for adjudicating VAWA self-petitions (I-360), issuing U visa bona fide determinations (I-918), and reunification of refugees and asylees with their family members (I-730).  

  • Agreement Between U.S. and Canada Erodes Access to Protection from Vulnerable Asylum Seekers


    March 29th, 2023

    Last week, the U.S. and Canadian governments expanded their 2002 “safe third country” agreement to allow both countries to expel vulnerable people seeking asylum who have crossed the countries’ shared border in between ports of entry. The expansion of the deal was negotiated in secret a year ago and became effective just three days after its announcement on March 25.

  • Tahirih and Airbnb Pro Bono Partnership Makes a Difference for Immigrant Women and Girls


    March 22nd, 2023

    Tahirih Justice Center benefits from our generous network of pro bono attorneys from law firms and corporate partners who donate their time and expertise to create a world where women […]