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tahirih justice center

Mar 29, 2018

Tell Jeff Sessions domestic violence victims need asylum

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced he will reconsider whether women fleeing severe domestic violence can quality for asylum in the United States.

Oct 12, 2017

Md. delegate, child marriage opponents, gather in D.C.

Advocates for eliminating laws that allow children to be married as young as 12 met in Washington D.C. Wednesday to discuss child marriage, an issue that has gained traction in the Maryland General Assembly in recent years. One of the panelists at the Tahirih Justice Center’s panel is Del. Vanessa Atterbeary, D-Howard County, who has […]

Aug 30, 2017

Report: Maryland marriage laws make forced child marriage more likely

Maryland's marriage laws have several "loopholes" which can make forced or coerced child marriage more likely, according to a new report from the Tahirih Justice Center.

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