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  • Generous Funding Boosts Tahirih Baltimore’s Status as Satellite Office


    July 16th, 2012

    Tahirih’s fortified presence in Baltimore could not come at a more critical time, as the community’s immigrant population continues to grow exponentially.

  • 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.

  • Tahirih Houston Honors Selfless Service of Pro Bono Network


    April 11th, 2012

    Tahirih Houston celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, 2012, with a gathering to honor pro bono attorneys, volunteer interpreters, and others who have assisted Tahirih throughout the year.

  • Representation Essential to the Success of an Immigrant’s Case


    September 13th, 2011

    For women and girls like Tahirih’s clients, it is not enough to have just any attorney. Their unique gender-based violence cases require attorneys who are well-versed in both sensitive cultural issues and the extremely complicated and often unexplored territory of gender-based immigration law.

  • Uwa

    Success Stories

    March 8th, 2011

    She tried to get help from the police, but they told her, ‘Woman, that is a family affair. Go and submit to your husband.’

  • Documentary Captures Mom’s Plight to Protect Daughter from FGM


    February 11th, 2011

    For anyone who would better understand the journeys of Tahirih’s clients, of women like them, and of women wrestling with the cultural tradition of FGM, “Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter” is not a film to be missed.

  • Inaugural Public Policy Council Adds Momentum to Tahirih’s Advocacy on the Hill


    December 1st, 2010

    To multiply Tahirih’s public policy capacity, and to provide critical financial support to sustain and strengthen these important efforts, Tahirih has launched a dynamic new Public Policy Council.