Publications ArchivePublication Category: Ready to Soar
2016 Impact Report
With your help, in 2016, we:
- Provided free legal services to 1,314 immigrant women and girls and 1,202 of their family members
- Connected 715 clients and family members with vital social services including emergency shelter, food and clothing, and healthcare
- Marshaled an army of 1,976 attorneys in our Pro Bono Network to leverage donated resources and maximize our capacity, turning every $1 donated to Tahirih into $4 of impact
Read our full Impact Report for a snapshot of what we accomplished together!
Ready to Soar Case Statement
Tahirih’s growth through 2017 was guided by a three-phase strategic plan beginning in 2009 called the Ready to Soar Campaign. First, we prepared for expansion by researching best practices and proven methods for scaling; then, we piloted, tested, and perfected our model of service by opening our first two field offices in Houston and Baltimore; finally, we launched a full national expansion with the goals of increasing by 250% the number of women and girls served, doubling the advocacy of our national policy team, doubling our education and training capacity, and opening two more field offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Atlanta. This was all accomplished because when we asked for your help to raise $10 million for this campaign, YOU – our champions – answered the call. Please download our Ready to Soar case statement to learn more about the campaign.
An Introductory Letter to the Ready to Soar Expansion Campaign
In this letter to our generous supporters, Tahirih Founder and Executive Director Layli-Miller Muro looks back at the case that propelled our founding and looks ahead at how we can reach our ambitious goal to serve 250% more women and girls across the country.
Layli’s Book Club Guide: “Do They Hear You When You Cry”
June 13, 1996 is the anniversary of Fauziya Kassindja’s groundbreaking asylum victory, which set precedent for women and girls to seek asylum in the United States on the grounds of gender-based persecution.
To honor her legacy this summer, we’re hoping people around the world will gather their friends, start a book club, and commit to reading Fauziya’s memoir, “Do They Hear When You Cry,” which she co-wrote with our CEO and Founder Layli Miller-Muro. Instead of membership fees, ask each member of your book club to make a donation to Tahirih Justice Center.
All donations will benefit our Building Bridges to Safety Campaign, a fundraiser to pave the way for Tahirih to continue it’s life changing work and our holistic model of service, which includes free legal and social services, bridge-building policy advocacy, and research based training and education.
2015 Impact Report
With your help, in 2015, we provided free legal services to 972 immigrant women and girls and 1,038 of their family members — clearing obstacles to safety, dignity, and freedom for 2,010 individuals. Read our full report for a snapshot of what we accomplished together!
Fact Sheet on Violence Against Women
Violence against women and girls is a global epidemic of staggering proportions. Get the facts and learn more about why immigrant women and girls are acutely vulnerable to violence.
Social Impact Exchange Business Plan
By scaling geographically, Tahirih Justice Center will bring our skills and programs to new communities: providing thorough services to more women and girls, while simultaneously enhancing the professional and social services delivered by partner organizations through training and education.