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  • Title: Tahirih Justice Center
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. |.. Mission.. About Us.. Newsroom.. Contact Us.. Donate Today.. what we do.. Services.. Advocacy.. Education.. office locations.. Greater DC Area.. Houston.. Baltimore.. projects.. Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center.. Forced Marriage Initiative.. Protecting Foreign Brides.. what you can do.. Get Involved.. Donate.. Job Opportunities.. SIGN UP FOR NEWS.. Save the Date.. Join Us This April.. Tickets for our 17th Annual Gala will be available for purchase at Tahirih.. org starting January 16.. Every purchase will benefit heroic women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence.. Read more.. TAHIRIH UPDATES.. You Helped Me Access Justice  ...   Inc.. Dedicates Holiday Fundraising Drive to Tahirih.. 12/11/2013.. Founder of Tahirih to Receive Human Rights Award.. 12/06/2013.. Tahirih Featured in Washington Post Article about Immigrants in Double Shadow of Domestic Violence.. 12/05/2013.. PRESS STATEMENT: Tahirih Houston Commends Launch of Anti-Human Trafficking Police Unit.. 11/27/2013.. 15th Anniversary Video.. Hear Voices of Courage.. FACT.. In South Africa, a woman is raped every 83 seconds—but only one in 20 cases is reported to the police.. Learn More.. Your Donation Counts : Donate Today.. Locations.. Glossary of Terms.. Newsfeeds.. | Join Us!.. Tahirih Justice Center, 2014 ::.. Privacy Policy.. ::.. eForum for Attorneys..

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  • Title: Mission : Tahirih Justice Center
    Descriptive info: mission.. Q A.. The Issues.. Forced Marriage.. Female Genital Mutilation.. Torture and Rape.. Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence.. Honor Crimes.. Abuse and Exploitation through the International Marriage Broker (IMB) Industry.. Trafficking.. Widow Rituals.. Our History.. Strategic Planning.. A Bahá’í-Inspired Organization.. Client Involvement.. /.. Print.. The Tahirih Justice Center works to protect immigrant women and girls seeking justice in the United States from gender-based violence.. Leveraging both in-house and pro bono attorneys, we empower our clients to achieve justice and equality through holistic direct legal services and national public policy advocacy.. Our Approach.. Tahirih has developed an innovative and comprehensive approach to address the acute and growing needs of immigrant women and girls fleeing violence that combines direct legal services, client-based public policy advocacy, and public education.. Through a coordinated effort, Tahirih seeks to ensure the protection and safety of our clients, as well as their long-term well-being, by raising their voices in the public policy arena, informing the public of the unique challenges immigrant survivors of violence face, and ultimately, creating lasting legal and social change.. To maximize the number of women and girls we can serve and to  ...   inform our efforts to bring about legal change to protect women and girls from violence.. Our model for service delivery protects the lives of the women and girls we serve, and despite the complex cases we litigate, we have maintained a 99% success rate.. Additionally, we have achieved significant public policy victories—helping to shape policy and change laws—both nationally and locally.. For our innovative approach and commitment to manage high-quality programs, Tahirih received the 2007.. Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.. , along with many other awards.. 2010.. 2011.. 2012.. Cash Budget.. $2.. 1M.. 3M.. $3.. Donated Services.. $6.. 8M.. $7.. 7M.. $10.. The Tahirih Justice Center is an organization fueled by an outpouring of support from concerned individuals throughout the world.. Your financial donations will enable us to continue protecting and providing care for vulnerable immigrant women and girls.. From.. one-time donations.. , to.. sustaining contributions.. honorary gifts.. , there are a variety of ways to make a difference.. Help us continue these services.. Please donate now.. Every year, in 65 countries combined, more than 250,000 cases of rape or attempted rape are recorded by police..

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  • Title: About Us : Tahirih Justice Center
    Descriptive info: about us.. Awards.. Staff.. Attorney Biographies.. Governance.. Employment and Internships.. Employment.. Fellowship Opportunities (Houston, TX or Washington, DC Area).. Bahá’í Service Fellows.. Internships.. Financial Statements.. Photography.. The Tahirih Justice Center is an innovative, efficient, and strategic nonprofit organization that works to protect immigrant women and girls from.. gender-based violence.. through.. legal services.. ,.. advocacy.. , and.. public education programs.. Focused on.. our mission.. , we also work to maintain and grow our organizational capacity.. Our dedicated.. staff.. , infrastructure, processes, policies, and procedures make the Tahirih Justice Center better able to provide life-saving protection for our clients.. We intentionally foster a learning environment; to that end, we have integrated processes for  ...   development stipend for each staff member, and routine in-house trainings on issues such as stress management, diversity, and public speaking.. Staff-wide orientation retreats.. Regular staff and departmental meetings where information is shared and everyone is invited to raise concerns and help address problems.. Tahirih’s efforts to manage high quality programs and operations have been.. recognized through several distinguished awards.. , including the 2007 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.. We invite you learn more about who we are,.. join us in our efforts.. to overcome gender-based violence and achieve justice for women and girls in need.. Each year, between 600,000 and 800,000 people—mostly women and children—are trafficked across national borders..

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  • Title: Newsroom : Tahirih Justice Center
    Descriptive info: Browse by tag.. Akin Gump.. Amy Lin.. Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.. charitable gift.. Community Human Rights Award.. domestic violence.. Domestic Violence Awareness Month.. ED Messages.. Events.. fundraising.. Gala.. holidays.. HR 15.. human rights.. human trafficking.. Human Trafficking Abatement Fund.. immigration reform.. In the Media.. Layli Miller-Muro.. Lifesaver.. MarCom.. Nelson Mandela.. pearls.. Policy News.. Press Release.. pro bono.. Pro Bono Attorney.. Reply.. com.. S.. 744.. SAFE Act.. Saving Lives Celebrating Courage.. Services News.. sexually-oriented businesses ordinance.. Stories of Change.. Stories of Impact.. Stories of Victory.. Tahirih Justice Center.. Tahirih News.. U visas.. UNA-NCA.. United Nations Association of the National Capital Area.. Tweets by @tahirihjustice.. Posted: 12/18/2013.. Former Tahirih client Meena tells you about her courageous journey from a violent home in Iran to work as a translator with the U.. S.. military.. She is now going to college on a full scholarship and is reaching out to you with a personal request.. Your donation will help women like Meena access justice.. Posted: 12/16/2013.. Founder and executive director of Tahirih receives Community Human Rights Award from United Nations Association  ...   platform, has devoted its annual holiday fundraising campaign to Tahirih and a fellow nonprofit organization, Mona Foundation.. The campaign kick-offs Dec.. 12 with an invitation-only event at Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel in Menlo Park, Ca.. Every year, we [.. Posted: 12/06/2013.. The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area honors Layli Miller-Muro for outstanding service The founder and executive director of Tahirih has been selected to receive a 2013 Community Human Rights Award from the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA).. Layli Miller-Muro, who founded Tahirih in 1997, will be honored as [.. Posted: 12/05/2013.. The Washington Post on Tuesday drew attention to the plight of immigrant women who experience domestic violence, and face steep roadblocks to protection.. In the national debate over immigration changes, little attention has been paid to a subset of immigrants who live in a double shadow: thousands of women who depend on abusive spouses for [.. Archived News Releases.. Based on immigration statistics, between 11,000 and 16,500 foreign brides may enter the United States every year as a result of IMB matches..

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  • Title: Contact Us : Tahirih Justice Center
    Descriptive info: Washington, DC Area.. 6402 Arlington Blvd, Suite 300.. Falls Church, VA 22042.. Phone: 571-282-6161.. Fax: 571-282-6162.. TTY: 711.. Email:.. justice@tahirih.. org.. Hours of Operation: M-F, 9am-5:30pm.. Shuttle from Metro.. We are Metro accessible with a complimentary shuttle from the East Falls Church Metro on the Orange Line.. Look for the  ...   schedule (PDF).. Map and Driving Directions:.. View Larger Map.. Houston Office.. 1717 St.. James Place, Suite 450.. Houston, TX 77056.. Phone: 713-496-0100.. Fax: 713-481-1793.. houston@tahirih.. Baltimore Office.. 201 N Charles St.. , Suite 920.. Baltimore, MD 21201.. Phone: 410-999-1900.. Fax: 410-630-7539.. baltimore@tahirih.. See our complete.. Staff List.. for individual contact information..

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  • Title: Services : Tahirih Justice Center
    Descriptive info: Our Clients.. Pro Bono Law Firm Partners.. Reflections of a Pro Bono Attorney.. Know Someone in Need?.. The African Women’s Empowerment Project.. What We Do.. The Tahirih Justice Center works to protect immigrant women and girls seeking justice in the United States from.. Tahirih’s innovative and comprehensive.. approach.. leverages pro bono resources to provide a combination of legal services, advocacy, and public education programs.. Through this coordinated effort, Tahirih seeks to ensure the protection and safety of our clients, as well as their long-term well-being by raising their voices in the public policy arena, informing the public of the unique challenges immigrant survivors of violence face, and, ultimately, creating lasting legal and social change.. From one-time donations, to sustaining contributions, to honorary gifts,.. there are a variety of ways to make a difference.. Protecting Women and Girls Through Holistic Legal Services.. 2009.. INDIVIDUALS SERVED.. 462.. 852.. 1,099.. 1,725.. PLEAS FOR HELP.. 1,045.. 1,022.. 1,636.. 2,035.. Tahirih provides pro bono legal services in immigration and family law, as well as holistic social case management services to ensure that our clients can truly access justice and become self-sufficient members of our community.. To maximize the number of women and girls we can serve, Tahirih reaches out to top law firms and recruits attorneys who donate their time to represent our clients through Tahirih s.. Since opening our doors in 1997, through direct services and referrals, Tahirih has assisted over 14,000 women and children fleeing abuse.. Even as we handle a high-volume of complex cases, Tahirih maintains a 99 percent success record—a measure of our dedication to excellence and to our clients, as well as to the compelling nature of our clients’ stories.. Tahirih provides direct services and referrals in the following areas:..  ...   Tahirih provides pro bono legal representation to immigrant female survivors of domestic violence seeking to access their right to legal status independent of their abuser under the Violence Against Women Act, so that they are not forced to choose between deportation and remaining in the abusive relationship upon which their legal status depends.. Protection for Victims of Trafficking and.. Other Crimes:.. Pioneering the use of the T and U visas established under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, Tahirih provides pro bono legal representation for immigrant women and girls who have been trafficked to the United States or are victims of other violent crimes and who are willing to cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of the crime.. Contact Service Team.. If you have questions regarding our direct services, please email.. services@tahirih.. Or,.. sign up.. to receive our updates about our work.. Family Law Services:.. Tahirih provides urgently needed, culturally sensitive family law services, which include helping our clients with temporary and permanent orders of protection, divorce, custody, and visitation.. Our clients’ family law matters are often inseparable from their immigration and social service needs.. Holistic Case Management Services:.. In order to help our clients truly find justice, Tahirih’s in-house social work staff links our clients to shelter, mental health services, employment related services, food pantries, and other services in order to support their efforts to gain safety, greater independence, and control over their lives.. Working from a strengths-based perspective, we empower our clients to use their self-determination to make thoughtful and life-fulfilling decisions, achieve safety, and build a stable, violence-free future.. Tahirih actively partners with auxiliary service providers and like-minded organizations in the communities we serve to ensure that our clients can access services..

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  • Title: Advocacy : Tahirih Justice Center
    Descriptive info: Policy Areas.. IMB Campaign.. Fox v.. Encounters International.. Rights of Immigrant Survivors of Violence.. Gender-Based Asylum.. Other Initiatives and Issues.. Additional Resources.. Story of Impact.. Tahirih Applauds Critical Legislation to Reform US Asylum System.. Tahirih has worked to draw attention to the challenges facing women and girls who seek protection under the current US asylum system, and we applaud and deeply appreciate the recent introduction of critical legislation that would greatly assist Tahirih’s clients.. Amplifying the Voices of Immigrant Women and Girls.. Through an unusual approach to advocacy that is rooted in our direct services experiences, Tahirih seeks to amplify the voices of the women and girls we serve in critical public policy debates at the federal, state,  ...   and girls.. We recognize most organizations focus on either direct services or public policy advocacy; Tahirih is unusual in our commitment to engage in both, providing a critical bridge between direct services and national advocacy organizations.. Tahirih is a leader in a range of public policy debates affecting immigrant women and girls and has developed, over the last decade, the following primary.. public policy focus areas.. :.. Campaign to Prevent Abuse and Exploitation through the International Marriage Broker Industry.. Protecting and Promoting the Rights of Immigrant Survivors of Crime.. Protecting and Promoting Access to Asylum for Women and Girls Fleeing Gender-Based Persecution.. In the next decade, more than 100 million girls worldwide will marry before their 18th birthday..

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  • Title: Education : Tahirih Justice Center
    Descriptive info: Tahirih Resources.. Research and Advocacy Organizations.. Like-Minded Service Providers.. Raising Awareness of our Clients’ Challenges.. Tahirih actively engages in outreach activities to ensure the public and those working on.. issues.. of gender-based violence are aware of the unique challenges and obstacles faced by our clients.. Tahirih educates others about the issues facing immigrant women and girls and the legal remedies available to them by training police officers, judges, prosecutors, legislators, social and medical service providers, as well as other groups serving immigrant women and girls.. We also speak at universities and law schools around the country and raise awareness at community religious institutions such as mosques, churches, and temples.. Special Outreach Efforts.. In addition to training and education for a wide range of audiences, Tahirih engages in the following special outreach projects:.. Training Professionals.. Victims of Crime.. Latina Community.. Muslim Outreach.. Training for Virginia Law Enforcement and Others (Virginia Office):.. In partnership with the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, Tahirih has conducted multiple statewide trainings to law enforcement, magistrates, social service agencies, and court personnel on cultural competency and immigration relief for battered immigrants.. Story of Change.. The U Visa: Serving Victims of Crime.. Kristina* was the victim of rape when she was only twelve years old.. Her stepfather forced her to engage in sexual relations against her will and threatened that if she told anyone what he was doing, he would leave the family and they  ...   staff conducting a training or giving a speech at your organization, please email.. Sign up.. to learn more about our work.. Underserved Latina Population Project (Virginia Office):.. The need for culturally competent legal services among the Latina community has risen dramatically in recent years.. To address this urgent need for services and education, Tahirih receives funding from Virginia’s STOP (Services, Training, Officers, Prosecution) program and has a full-time staff attorney who solely represents Latina women and girls fleeing domestic violence, and performs outreach to providers working with Latina victims.. Muslim Outreach Project (Virginia Office):.. Due to generous funding for a full-time Fellow from the New Voices fellowship program, during 2006-2008, Tahirih developed and implemented a Muslim outreach effort.. As part of the effort, Tahirih’s Fellow provided direct legal services to Muslim women and girls fleeing gender-based violence.. In addition, she conducted outreach into the Muslim community surrounding the issues of gender-based violence in the community.. As part of the project, Tahirih developed the.. Muslim Outreach Brochure.. Although the fellowship has ended, Tahirih has continued to conduct special outreach to the Muslim community and will continue its commitment to providing access to justice to all immigrant women fleeing gender based violence.. Outreach Highlights (Download PDF).. This document outlines the trainings and outreach activities that Tahirih has conducted.. Every year, 5,000 women throughout the world are murdered by members of their own family in the name of honor..

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  • Title: Tahirih Justice Center – Greater Washington, DC : Tahirih Justice Center
    Descriptive info: Tahirih Justice Center – Greater Washington, DC.. Directions.. Our location in Falls Church, VA serves as our national headquarters and the hub for all Washington, DC area direct legal services and advocacy efforts.. Staff:.. Greater Washington, DC office staff biographies.. We provide clients with pro bono holistic legal and social services:.. Immigration family law.. Social service referrals case management.. Community trainings outreach.. Public policy advocacy.. Pro bono attorney network.. Referrals to Service Providers.. Eligibility.. Our office serves ethnically diverse immigrant women and girls of all ages who live in Washington, DC and the Greater DC metropolitan area.. See additional.. eligibility information..  ...   and domestic violence.. Need Help?.. Please contact the office on Tuesdays, between 10am and 2pm.. Telephone 571-282-6161.. For More Information.. Employment Internships.. Fellowships.. Ways of Giving.. Make a Social Services In-Kind Donation.. Sign Up – Tahirih News.. Tahirih’s annual.. Washington, DC/Baltimore Area Bighearted Attorneys Campaign.. was another success, raising over.. $134,000.. to support the courageous women and girls who are refusing to be victims of violence.. Thank you to everyone that donated!.. Click here.. to read more about the Campaign.. Around the world, at least one woman in every three has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime..

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  • Title: Tahirih Justice Center – Houston Office : Tahirih Justice Center
    Descriptive info: Tahirih Justice Center Houston Office.. James Place, Ste.. 450.. Houston, Texas 77056.. Hours of Operation:.. M-F, 9am-5:30pm.. Meet the Houston office.. Our office serves ethnically diverse immigrant women and girls of all ages throughout the Greater Houston and Galveston metropolitan area.. Our clients courageously refuse to be victims of violence and flee human rights abuses such as female genital mutilation, rape, torture, human trafficking, honor crimes, forced marriage, widow rituals and domestic violence.. Need Help or Know Someone in Need?.. The Houston office serves.. eligible.. women and children by appointment only.. Please call 713-496-0100 for an appointment, or contact us at.. Houston@tahirih.. Advisory Council of Houston.. The Advisory Council of Houston.. is a group of committed Tahirih supporters who have come together to provide financial support and leverage resources to enable Tahirih to protect immigrant women and girls in Houston from human rights abuses.. General Inquiries for Tahirih’s Houston Office.. Jobs, Internships and Fellowships.. Ways of Giving to Tahirih  ...   Department.. An Inspirational Gala: Saving Lives, Celebrating Courage.. Tahirih s Annual Houston Gala was an inspirational and joyful evening as supporters form all Texas filled the Houstonian ballroom on Sept.. 28, 2013.. Together, we raised more than $237,000 to support the incredible courage of woman and girls who are refusing to be victims of violence.. Thank you to everyone who participated!.. Texas Bighearted Attorneys Campaign Exceeds Goal.. The Houston office is thrilled to announce that we exceeded our fundraising goal and raised more than.. $28,000.. from more than.. 250 individuals.. as part of Tahirih’s Bighearted Attorneys Campaign.. Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make the Campaign a success, and thank you for giving so generously.. Visit our.. campaign page.. to view our Bighearted Campaign Coordinators, participating law firms and Campaign Winners.. For more details and questions about how you and your firm can participate in the next campaign, contact Christine Spencer, Outreach and Events Manager at.. christine@tahirih..

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  • Title: Tahirih Justice Center – Baltimore : Tahirih Justice Center
    Descriptive info: Tahirih Justice Center Baltimore.. 201 North Charles Street, Suite 920.. Baltimore office staff biographies.. We provide clients with pro bono holistic legal social services:.. Immigration legal services.. Community trainings and outreach.. The Baltimore office serves ethnically diverse immigrant women and girls of all ages throughout Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and other areas of Maryland.. Please contact the office on Thursdays, between 10am and 2pm.. Telephone 410-999-1900.. In Pakistan alone, more than 1,000 women are killed annually in the name of honor..

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