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Thank you for making it possible to support so many courageous women and girls in 2015. You made a world of difference. As we prepare for the year ahead, we’d like to take a look back at the 10 updates on our website that resonated the most with you, the force behind everything we do!


#1: Our Humanity Is Being Tested

Our Humanity Is Being Tested
You amplified this call for compassion in the wake of terror. This was our farthest-reaching digital story of 2015.

#2: Layli Miller-Muro Named DC Mother of the Year

Layli and Family
Layli Miller-Muro and her family, 2015
Our executive director was honored for her dedication to mothers fleeing violence around the world, as well as to her three young children at home.

#3: Forced Marriage Petition Brought to White House

Forced Marriage Petition to White House
Over 125,000 people signed our petition to end forced marriage in the U.S., and we delivered it to the White House Council on Women and Girls.

#4: Child Marriage: Tahirih Featured in the New York Times

Child Marriage in the U.S.
The data is clear: Child marriage is a problem right here in the United States. This op-ed in one of the nation’s most-read publications highlights our work on the issue.

#5: Daring to Dream: Mariam’s Story

Daring to Dream
Her father tried to force her to marry a man older than he was. When she refused, her uncles locked her in a windowless room for eight months. You helped her find safety and pursue her dreams of higher education.

#6: My Name Is Lucia

Lucia's story
Lucia survived her husband’s brutal attack, but when she made it to the U.S. border she was treated like a criminal. Thanks to you, she and her baby are finally free and hopeful for the future.

#7: Marie’s Day In Court

She escaped a lifetime of abuse, despite being born in one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women. You were a part of her incredible victory.

#8: Rainn Wilson Calls For Female Empowerment

Rainn Wilson at Houston Gala
Rainn Wilson at the 2015 Houston Gala
“Half the planet is not fully empowered,” the award-winning actor told a crowd of over 450 people in Houston.

#9: Prisons Profit, People Suffer

Profiting From Suffering
We shed light on how the inhumane treatment of refugee women and children benefits private companies.

#10: Hiding In Plain Sight: Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking in Baltimore
Tahirih Baltimore Director Morgan Weibel shared six things you should know about the issue in Baltimore.

Let’s make 2016 the best year yet for women and girls whose bravery is transforming the world.