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Posts tagged Tahirih in the News
  • Once Victims, Two Women Crusade Against Abusive Traditions


    May 2nd, 2012

    The two women met for the first time last week at a sleek Georgetown hotel, where they were speakers at a glittering charity dinner. They shook hands and hugged across a vast gulf of culture, geography and faith: one a devout Muslim from West Africa with her hair carefully hidden under a tight scarf, the other a gregarious South Asian in a stylish sari and costume earrings.

  • “Honor Killing” Under Growing Scrutiny in U.S.


    April 5th, 2012

    Although many Americans may think that phenomena such as forced marriages and so-called “honor killings” exist only overseas, social service agencies, educators, and a growing number of law enforcement personnel know differently.

  • Fear of Deportation Becomes Abusers’ Weapon


    February 8th, 2012

    In the past decade, several new laws have allowed abused foreign-born women, including those who entered the United States illegally and those whose immigration status depends on their spouse, to obtain legal residency on their own.

  • The Power of Many: Tahirih’s Innovative Pro Bono Model Featured in Award-Winning Magazine


    December 2nd, 2011

    We were in the courtroom and I caught my client’s eyes. They filled with tears, and then she looked forward toward the judge and jury. She was a very small Ukrainian woman and very scared.

  • Forced Marriage and ‘Honor Killings’ Happen in Britain, U.S., Too


    September 18th, 2011

    Forced marriage and honor violence are often viewed in the West as backward customs relegated to impoverished developing nations. But a spate of gruesome honor killings in the U.K., and new research about the prevalence of underage marriage in the U.S., for the first time show that this kind of violence against women is far more widespread.

  • A Night of Extraordinary Women


    September 14th, 2011

    Do something! That’s what the courageous women activists and leaders urged at the launch of the Women in the World Foundation in Manhattan on Tuesday.

  • Dan Rather Interviews Tahirih Founder on Problem of Forced Marriage in U.S.


    August 31st, 2011

    Rather spoke with Miller-Muro about the hidden problem of forced marriage in the U.S.