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Publication Tag: Forced Marriage
  • 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.

  • Protecting Virginia’s Children from Forced Marriage

    This Tahirih Justice Center report provides guidance for judges and guardians ad litem affected under the new Virginia juvenile and domestic relations law (effective July 1, 2016).  The backgrounder describes what safeguards against child marriage are built into the law, then explains how to use them effectively.

  • 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.

    Start your book club today!

  • The Intersectionality of Forced Marriage with Other Forms of Abuse in the United States

    • Publication Date: February 16, 2016
    • Author: Casey Swegman
    • Publisher: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
    • Publication Categories: Research Reports
    • Publication Tags: Forced Marriage

    Forced marriage is a serious but neglected problem in the United States, and despite many advocates’ best efforts, survivors and those at risk continue to fall through the cracks of the systems and programs set up to protect individuals from abuse. Read this peer-reviewed article, written by Forced Marriage Initiative Project Manager Casey Swegman with support from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, to learn more.

  • Outreach Packet

    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.

  • 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.