Mission: Tahirih justice center is a national non-profit organization that protects courageous immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence. We elevate their voices in communities, courts, and congress to create a world where women and girls enjoy equality and live in safety and with dignity.
Programs: In 2014, tahirih's legal and social services departments provided services, expert advice and referrals to 1,780 individuals, including 909 who received legal services and 608 who we connected to social services that provide vital support while clients rebuild their lives. Tahirih's forced marriage initiative equipped more than 1,300 attorneys, advocates, counselors, and government officials with critical tools to identify forced marriages and protect victims - more than twice the number in 2013 - and triaged more than 70 emergency requests, which is a 75% increase over 2013. Tahirih's public policy team advocated for improved fairness and efficiency of immigration adjudications, challenged new policies like indefinite detention and rapid adjudications, developed groundbreaking us policy solutions to forced marriage, and launched honoring our heartbeats, a nationwide six-city tour to end forced marriage in the u. S.