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Search Results for: “asylum”
  • “The judge didn’t believe me.” The hard path survivors of domestic violence encounter while seeking asylum in the U.S.

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    October 19th, 2021

    Univision reporter sheds light on the hard journey of a Tahirih client and explains the importance of ‘gender’ becoming a basis of asylum.

  • Tahirih Releases Groundbreaking Report on Gaps in Gender-Based Asylum Protection

    Cool Timeline

    October 14th, 2021

    Tahirih releases report, “Precarious Protection: How Unsettled Policy and Current Laws Harm Women and Girls Fleeing Persecution,” and co-hosts congressional briefing on needed asylum reforms.

  • Tahirih’s Founder Involved in Landmark Asylum Victory

    Cool Timeline

    October 14th, 2021

    At the age of 17, Fauziya Kassindja fled Togo and sought asylum in the United States to avoid a forced marriage and female genital mutilation. Instead of finding protection, she spent more than 17 months in detention. Then-law student Layli Miller-Muro helped bring her case to the highest immigration court in the nation, and Fauziya was granted asylum in 1996 by the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals. The decision set national precedent and established gender-based persecution as grounds for asylum.

  • Asylum Help

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    October 1st, 2021
  • Tahirih’s Afghan Asylum Project

    News

    September 14th, 2021

    Support Afghan refugees seeking safety in the U.S.

  • NEW REPORT REVEALS NEED FOR NAMING ‘GENDER’ AS SIXTH GROUND FOR ASYLUM

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    September 9th, 2021

    A new report by the Tahirih Justice Center highlights the urgent need for ‘gender’ to be recognized as the sixth protected ground for asylum. In this report, Tahirih asserts that current U.S. asylum laws, as applied, fail to adequately and consistently protect survivors fleeing gender-based violence, leaving them vulnerable to further abuse and trauma. The inclusion of gender as a sixth ground is one of several critical steps needed to transform our immigration system into one that fully understands and meets the needs of survivors.

  • REPORT: “Ensuring Equal and Enduring Access to Asylum”

    News

    September 9th, 2021

    To ensure equal and enduring access to asylum for survivors of gender-based violence, the U.S. must add gender as a protected ground for asylum.