Publications ArchivePublication Tag: Forced Marriage
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.
The Intersectionality of Forced Marriage with Other Forms of Abuse in the United States
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.
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.
Forced Marriage Policy Recommendations
Forced marriage victims often fall between the cracks in the United States, with dire consequences. They can suffer severe and lifelong harm, including physical and mental health issues, barriers to education, and domestic and sexual abuse. Current laws and resources are inadequate to address the unique challenges associated with forced marriage. Tahirih Justice Center has issued the following policy recommendations to protect and support those facing or fleeing forced marriages in the U.S.
Forced Marriage Fact Sheet
What is forced marriage? How is forced marriage different than arranged marriage? We answer the most common questions about this human rights violation in this fact sheet.