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  • Pride Month: Celebrating the LGBTQIA+ Community with Joy and Protest

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    June 22nd, 2023

    A Statement from Tahirih’s Queer & Trans Caucus: Pride Month is celebrated during June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, when queer folk in New York City pushed […]

  • Pride Month Reflection

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    June 16th, 2023

    Happy Pride! This month’s celebration of the courage and resilience of the LGBTQIA+ community is incredibly important to the Tahirih Justice Center and its mission.

  • DC Could Become a Leader in the Movement to Protect Children from Child Marriage

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    June 12th, 2023

    D.C. has not yet joined the 31 states that have passed laws taking aim at child marriage and our laws still allow 16- and 17-year-olds to marry with nothing more than one parent’s signature. It’s time for our city to update our antiquated marriage laws and put the wellbeing of our children first.

  • Maine Takes Step to Protect Children from Child Marriage

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    June 6th, 2023

    Tahirih applauds the Maine legislators who have shown their commitment to addressing child marriage in the state for multiple years, and we look forward to supporting continued efforts to end child marriage in Maine. 

  • AAPI Heritage Month: Honoring the History and Achievements of the AAPI Immigrant Community

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    May 31st, 2023

    May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month – a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions, achievements, and rich cultural heritage of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community […]

  • U.S. National Plan to End Gender-Based Violence Promises Necessary Protections for Survivors

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    May 26th, 2023

    The Biden administration has presented the first-ever U.S. National Plan to End Gender-Based Violence: Strategies for Action, a long-awaited, comprehensive, whole-of-government plan that aims to address and prevent gender-based violence (GBV) in this country.  

    The Tahirih Justice Center celebrates this milestone which represents a promise to protect human rights and support safety and justice for survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, child and forced marriage, and other forms of gender-based violence. This plan is the result of years of work by administration officials and stakeholders like Tahirih who convened listening sessions with the White House Gender Policy Council to share our collective knowledge informed by years of providing direct legal and social services to survivors.  

  • I will never forget what I saw at the border

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    May 25th, 2023

    Last week, I was privileged to travel to the border region with a delegation of my colleagues from partner organizations to bear witness to the end of Title 42, a […]