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Search Results for: “asylum”
  • Landmark Legislation Would Reaffirm U.S. Commitment to Refugees


    April 6th, 2010

    Landmark legislation would reaffirm the United States’ commitment to all those fleeing persecution and enact key provisions to assist women and girls seeking asylum in the United States.

  • Tahirih Opens Third Office in Baltimore


    April 1st, 2010

    New office opens in response to great need in Baltimore region for Tahirih’s lifesaving legal services for immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence.

  • A Note From Layli: Year End Reflections


    December 8th, 2009

    As a mother, I know that there isn’t anything you wouldn’t do to protect and feed your child. Parents all over the world are united in their primordial instincts to protect their children. It is this same impulse to safeguard one’s family that motivates our clients to flee horrific forms of violence and come to us seeking help.

  • Precarious Protection: How Unsettled Policy and Current Laws Harm Women and Girls Fleeing Persecution


    September 30th, 2009

    Drawing on the experiences of Tahirih clients and important findings from numerous studies by advocacy organizations and governmental agencies, this report by Tahirih exposes the continuing injustices facing women and girls seeking asylum in the United States and offers recommendations for system change.

  • Tahirih’s Executive Director Receives 2008 EXCEL Award


    December 11th, 2008

    Layli Miller-Muro, Tahirih’s Founder and Executive Director, was honored as one of three “outstanding nonprofit leaders in the Washington metropolitan area for outstanding nonprofit chief executive leadership.”

  • Tahirih Holds Congressional Briefing to Strengthen Protections for Refugee Women


    April 29th, 2008

    The BIA’s decision in the Matter of A-T reveals a poor understanding of FGM and its consequences, as well as a flawed interpretation of refugee law, and poses a direct threat to the ability of Tahirih’s clients and others who have suffered FGM to receive protection in the United States.

  • Tahirih Celebrates Decade of Service at Annual Benefit


    December 6th, 2007

    Tahirih’s 10th Anniversary Fundraising Benefit was a moving celebration of 10 years of service dedicated to courageous women and girls seeking justice from gender-based violence.