Publications ArchivePublication Category: Fact Sheets
Protect Kentucky’s Children From Forced Marriage and Other Harms of Child Marriage
This fact sheet provides information on the ways Kentucky’s current minimum marriage age laws put children at risk and the extent of Kentucky’s child marriage problem. The Tahirih Justice Center is working to end child marriage in Kentucky and across the country.
Key Findings: 2017 Advocate and Legal Service Survey Regarding Immigrant Survivors
Current immigration enforcement policies have had a significant impact on immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Many advocates are hearing from immigrant survivors that they have increased fear and concerns about reaching out for assistance.
To better understand these concerns, the Tahirih Justice Center and coalition of national organizations sent out a survey to the field on April 12 – 25, 2017 asking for their feedback. In total, 715 advocates and attorneys from 46 states and the District of Columbia completed the survey. This fact sheet shows the results of the survey.
Tahirih Statement of Principles: Promoting Public Safety by Ensuring Access to Police Protection for Immigrant Women and Girls
This statement of principles from the Tahirih Justice Center highlights the critical importance of community trust in local police and addresses misperceptions about so-called “sanctuary” policies.
Backgrounder on HB 799 / SB 861 to Raise Maryland’s Minimum Marriage Age
This backgrounder provides statistics on Maryland’s child marriage problem and discusses HB 799/SB 861, a commonsense, bipartisan bill to ensure full and free consent to marriage will promote the health and well-being of Maryland’s children.
Child Marriage in the United States: A Serious Problem With a Simple First-Step Solution
Child marriage remains a serious problem in present-day America that has devastating, lifelong consequences. Read this backgrounder to learn more about the prevalence of child marriage in the United States, the laws that allow it to persist, and the ways in which it denies young people the opportunity to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
Immigrant women and girls who are disproportionately impacted by gender-based violence need your help in the struggle for safety and dignity. What can you do? Host an event in your community and bring along our outreach packet to spread the word.
A Beacon of Hope: Our History
Layli Miller-Muro founded Tahirih in 1997 following her involvement as a student attorney in a precedent-setting case that revolutionized asylum law in the United States. Learn more about our pioneering history in the protection of women and girls.