Success StoriesMay 26th, 2022
“My constant prayer is that my children never go through what I endured.”
The Reauthorization of VAWA Was Necessary and Contains Historic Gains But Falls Short for Immigrant Survivors of Violence
NewsMarch 11th, 2022
Last night, the Senate reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a vote that was six years in the making. The Tahirih Justice Center applauds Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) for their legislative leadership in the fight to get VAWA over the finish line. The new authorization provides more than $500 million to increase resources for survivors of violence.
House of Representatives Passes the Bi-Partisan Violence Against Women Act
NewsApril 4th, 2019
Tahirih celebrates the bi-partisan passage of the reuathorization of the Violence Against Women Act in the House of Representatives.
Advocate Archi Pyati Calls for Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act
NewsMarch 13th, 2019
Tahirih Chief of Policy Archi Pyati appeared on Hill.TV to speak about the Violence Against Women Act.
Tahirih Statement on The Administration’s New Rule Expanding the Definition of “Public Charge”
NewsSeptember 25th, 2018
The Tahirih Justice Center is deeply concerned about the impact that the new rule expanding the definition of “public charge” will have on survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and related trauma.
Tahirih’s Open Letter to NBC4 Washington
NewsFebruary 16th, 2018
Tahirih submitted this letter to NBC4 Washington in response to a misleading story that calls into question life-saving legal protections for immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.
Lessons from Eva on VAWA’s Anniversary
NewsMarch 7th, 2014
Like many criminals, Eva’s boss thought he would get away his abuse of Eva because she was an undocumented immigrant. He threatened to have Eva deported if she went to the police, and Eva kept quiet out of fear.