PubsJanuary 1st, 2016
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.
PubsOctober 28th, 2015
It is time for the U.S. government to reconsider its response to women and children fleeing violence, and put an end to the shameful practice of family detention — once and for all.
PubsSeptember 1st, 2011
Meet five of our courageous clients in this stunning photo essay from Steve Jeter and Bittersweet Zine.
Precarious Protection: How Unsettled Policy and Current Laws Harm Women and Girls Fleeing Persecution
PubsSeptember 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.
PubsMarch 9th, 1998
A true story of persecution, friendship, and ultimate triumph, the book “Do They Hear You When You Cry” chronicles the struggles of two extraordinary women: Fauziya Kassindja, who fled her African homeland to escape female genital mutilation only to be locked up in American prisons for sixteen months; and Layli Miller Bashir, a driven young law student who fought for Fauziya’s freedom. Order online.