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News tagged Tahirih Updates
  • Tahirih Advocates Against “Chilling Effect”

    March 6th, 2008

    Federal protections are intended to encourage non-citizen survivors of violent crimes to come forward and get help, but a push for local police to enforce immigration law could unravel the intent of the protections, which have been painstakingly elaborated over 15 years.

  • New U Visa Regulations Provide Vital Safety Net

    December 6th, 2007

    The U visa was created to aid law enforcement and protect victims of serious crimes under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000.

  • Tahirih Celebrates Decade of Service at Annual Benefit

    December 6th, 2007

    Tahirih’s 10th Anniversary Fundraising Benefit was a moving celebration of 10 years of service dedicated to courageous women and girls seeking justice from gender-based violence.

  • Two Troublesome Court Decisions Limit FGM as Grounds for Refugee Status

    September 5th, 2007

    The highest immigration appellate court, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), issued two precedent-setting decisions that advocates fear will limit the ability of a woman to receive refugee status because of female genital cutting.

  • Tahirih Launches Pro Bono Medical Network

    August 30th, 2007

    MedStar to Serve 100 Tahirih Clients Per Year You suffer abuse in your home country. You flee. Your life is in danger so you leave in a hurry. Your first […]

  • The Challenges of “Proving” Yourself in America

    August 30th, 2007

    Open the wallet of the average American woman and you will find at least six forms of identification—a driver’s license, credit and insurance cards, various memberships—each of which has an extensive history behind it establishing her identity and eligibility for certain privileges. The average woman who seeks Tahirih’s help, however, comes to us with little more than her name and her story.

  • Tahirih Wins Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management

    June 20th, 2007

    The Center for Nonprofit Advancement recognized Tahirih as the winner of the prestigious Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.