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  • Awards


    March 16th, 2015

    We are honored to be the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of excellence in programming and leadership, including:   GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency Tahirih has earned the Platinum […]

  • Female Genital Mutilation


    August 22nd, 2014

    What is it? Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a term used to describe traditional practices that involve the complete or partial removal of the external female genitalia. The procedure has […]

  • Tahirih Justice Center Virtual Event


    August 14th, 2014

    WHEN Friday, April 24, 20204:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT WHERE Virtual Event In recognition of the oneness of humankind, and in light of the current pandemic, we are combining the […]

  • Founder of Tahirih to Receive Human Rights Award


    December 6th, 2013

    Layli Miller-Muro, who founded Tahirih in 1997, will be honored as part of UNA-NCA’s annual Human Rights Awards Reception.

  • Once Victims, Two Women Crusade Against Abusive Traditions


    May 2nd, 2012

    The two women met for the first time last week at a sleek Georgetown hotel, where they were speakers at a glittering charity dinner. They shook hands and hugged across a vast gulf of culture, geography and faith: one a devout Muslim from West Africa with her hair carefully hidden under a tight scarf, the other a gregarious South Asian in a stylish sari and costume earrings.

  • Layli Miller-Muro


    March 10th, 2008

    Layli Miller-Muro is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the the Tahirih Justice Center. She established Tahirih in 1997 following her involvement in a high-profile case that set national […]

  • The Challenges of “Proving” Yourself in America


    August 30th, 2007

    Open the wallet of the average American woman and you will find at least six forms of identification—a driver’s license, credit and insurance cards, various memberships—each of which has an extensive history behind it establishing her identity and eligibility for certain privileges. The average woman who seeks Tahirih’s help, however, comes to us with little more than her name and her story.