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Pro Bono Library Items Archive

  • Ninth Circuit Court Amicus Brief Opposing January 27 Executive Order

    • Publication Date: February 06, 2017
    • Publication Categories: Amicus Briefs

    The Tahirih Justice Center, along with the American Immigration Council, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Human Rights First, and KIND, filed this amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the state of Washington’s case against the executive order that bans refugees and citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. The law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP led the drafting.

  • Spanish Translation of Executive Orders on Immigration Signed January 25 and 27, 2017

    The Tahirih Justice Center has translated into Spanish the three executive orders relating to immigration signed by President Trump on January 25 and 27, 2017. These executive orders are “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements,” “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” and “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.”

  • Summary of January 25 and January 27, 2017 Executive Actions

    • Publication Date: February 02, 2017
    • Author: Tahirih Justice Center
    • Publication Categories: General Resources

    This memo explains the provisions of the three executive orders relating to immigration signed by President Trump that are anticipated to have the most significant, negative impact on the ability of survivors of gender-based violence to access the protections they need and merit under existing U.S. law.

  • National Consultation: Should Forced Marriage be a Crime in the United States?

    This report on the June 2016 national consultation on the question of forced marriage criminalization illustrates the complexity of forced marriage cases and details advocates’ diverse perspectives on the potential risks and benefits of making forced marriage a criminal offense in the United States. The meeting was organized by the Forced Marriage Initiative at the Tahirih Justice Center and brought together 30 participants from across the United States.


  • Understanding State Statutes on Minimum Marriage Age and Exceptions

    The chart that can be accessed at the “download” button below, updated November 1, 2022, serves as a resource for understanding the state legal regimes that permit child marriages to happen in the United States. It is an eye-opening compilation of the actual text of all 50 states’ laws on minimum marriage age and exceptions that among other things, highlights how many states set which age “floors” for marriage.

    For 50-state appendices with detailed “scorecards” on features of states’ minimum marriage age laws, updated as of November 1, 2022, click here.

    For a 50-state analysis of the alarming disconnect between minimum marriage ages, age of majority, and statutory rape laws, updated as of August 1, 2020, click here.

  • 2016 Bighearted Campaign Toolkit

    Being bighearted is easy! This toolkit contains everything you need to know to raise funds for women and girls.

  • 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.