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Posts tagged Forced Marriage
  • Tahirih Hosts Celebrates 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day


    April 28th, 2011

    Event calls attention to incredible courage of Tahirih’s clients and of women and girls around the world facing violence and oppression.

  • Tahirih to Launch National Survey on Forced Marriage in United States


    April 28th, 2011

    The United States has just begun to take notice of the problem of forced marriage domestically; however, there is very little shared understanding among non-profits and government agencies of the problem’s full dimensions, nor any coordinated effort to envision strategies and solutions.

  • Tahirih Wins High-Profile Asylum Case for Young Woman Who Suffered FGM/C


    April 26th, 2011

    The court decision reflects a critical course-correction from earlier decisions by both the judge and the nation’s highest immigration court that held asylum claims by women who have suffered FGM to a higher legal standard than claims by other asylum applicants.

  • Support Legislation to Prevent Child Marriage

    Action Alerts

    December 2nd, 2010

    Every day, girls as young as eight or nine are forced to marry men who are often decades older. If we do nothing, an estimated 142 million girls will be married as children by the end of this decade.

  • Tahirih Clients Speak Out Against FGM in Washington Post


    November 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.

  • A New Life and New Hope


    June 11th, 1998

    She wisecracks like a sassy college kid and teases her lawyer like an older sister. She delivers speeches without notes and tosses off legal phrases without hesitation.