NewsApril 6th, 2010
Landmark legislation would reaffirm the United States’ commitment to all those fleeing persecution and enact key provisions to assist women and girls seeking asylum in the United States.
NewsMarch 11th, 2010
Proposed legislation would put an end to the one-year filing deadline for asylum. The deadline can have devastating consequences for women and girls seeking refuge from gender-based persecution.
NewsOctober 5th, 2009
A Tahirih-sponsored congressional briefing offered policymakers and the public a vital opportunity to learn about the harmful impact of unsettled policy and current immigration laws on women and girls fleeing gender-based violence.
Precarious Protection: New Tahirih Report Spotlights Dangerous Impact of Unsettled Asylum Laws and Policy on Women
NewsOctober 2nd, 2009
The lack of clarity and coherence in gender-based asylum law is a roadblock to women seeking protection from violence and persecution.
NewsOctober 1st, 2009
Women seeking political asylum in the United States based on gender-related persecution can get mired in a legal labyrinth that can leave their cases unresolved for years.
NewsDecember 11th, 2008
Over the course of four days in September 2008, then-US Attorney General Michael Mukasey opened the door for the Board of Immigration Appeals to fundamentally alter a woman’s ability to claim asylum in the United States based on gender-based persecution.
NewsNovember 3rd, 2008
This powerful article highlights the plight of several Tahirih clients who have suffered female genital mutilation and whose lives continue to be affected by the violence they have suffered.