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  • Virginia Could Become a Leader in the Movement to End Child Marriage – Again

    March 28th, 2024

    Hellitz Villegas, the Forced Marriage Initiative Program Manager at the Tahirih Justice Center, wrote this op-ed in support of Virginia bill HB 994 ending child marriage in Virginia by setting […]

  • Workers rights case highlights the struggle immigrant women face in the workplace

    December 18th, 2023

    Houston Public Media reporter Aurora Berry interviewed Casey Carter Swegman, Tahirih Director of Public Policy, about the challenges faced by immigrant women who experience harassment and exploitation in the workplace. […]

  • Retire this Dehumanizing Language About Immigrants

    May 5th, 2023 published an op-ed by Tahirih’s Supervising Attorney, Daniella Prieshoff, in which she calls out the dehumanizing language used in mass media and by politicians that is used to justify inhumane policies and cruel discourse of immigrants.

  • 2023 Policy Platform

    April 26th, 2023

    Tahirih’s policy work is rooted in our core values and in our promise theory of change. We work to advance policies and laws that enable immigrant survivors of gender-based violence to purse legal immigration status, live in safety, and fore their own paths.

    The Tahirih Justice Center is prioritizing the following policy goals to immediately improve protections for immigrant survivors with simultaneously seeking long-term, systemic change.

  • As advocates push for child marriage bans, some states resist

    March 17th, 2023

    The Washington Post reporter, Kimberly Kindy, interviewed Tahirih’s public policy experts on child marriage in U.S. You can read the full article here.

  • Immigrants to receive $1,000 monthly for six months

    March 10th, 2023

    NewsBreak contributor Aneka Duncan did a feature on Project Empower, a collaboration project between Tahirih and My New Red Shoes. This program offered unconditional, regular cash transfers of $1000 per […]

  • A fair asylum process must protect the most vulnerable at our borders

    December 16th, 2022

    The Hill featured an Op-Ed by Irena Sullivan, senior immigration policy counsel at the Tahirih Justice Center, that calls for an asylum process that protects immigrants survivors of gender-based violence.