is pleased to share with you a new informational video, The Women You’ve Saved,
which features Tahirih’s clients telling their own stories as well as an
introduction to Tahirih’s work. We hope this short 2-minute video, which
debuted as a part of the Bighearted Attorneys Campaign, will be a useful and
compelling tool for our supporters to introduce Tahirih’s work to friends and
relatives. We invite you to view
the video online and ask that you please share it widely!
None of the Tahirih Justice Center’s
lifesaving victories would be possible without the generous support of our
donors and friends. See what we accomplished with your gifts last year—click
here to download our 2010 Annual Report.
Please consider making
a gift to Tahirih this winter. Don’t forget to donate by December 31 to qualify
for tax deductions!
Tahirih is pleased to share with you the
news that our client Daniela (not her real name) was recently granted
asylum after a long, trying journey. Daniela’s success would not have been
possible without a collaborative effort between attorneys in Tahirih’s
Washington, DC area and Houston offices, and a team of pro bono attorneys at
Mayer Brown LLP.
Daniela is from
Central America, where she suffered over two decades of severe physical and
sexual abuse at the hands of her boyfriend, the father of her children. She was
hospitalized on three occasions from the abuse, once incapacitated for over a
year. She tried multiple times to seek help, calling the police and
successfully obtaining a protective order. However, the police were not able to
protect her. Daniela’s boyfriend was never jailed for more than a few days at a
time, and he ignored the protective order and continued his abuse.
In 2005, Daniela felt she’d
run out of options in her home country, and fled to the United States to file
Shop Amy Lin’s
incredible collection of pearl jewelry and support the Tahirih Justice Center.
Amy Lin, a renowned pearl dealer based in Shanghai, has offered a portion of
her amazing collection at discounted prices in support of the Tahirih Justice
Center and will donate 45
percent of sales to Tahirih. Events this year will feature an updated inventory and will take
place in Houston (Sunday, December 4, Tuesday, December 6, and Thursday,
December 9) and Washington, DC (Monday, December 12 and Thursday, December 15).
Please visit our
website for details.
The Tahirih Justice Center would like to
thank all of the Bighearted Attorneys who donated to our campaign for their
generous support of vulnerable immigrant women and girls fleeing violence. With
your help, we exceeded our goal and rose over $67,000!
Our winning firms each raised the most
money AND had the most individual donors in their competition group. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (large
firm category) raised $11,329 from 75 donors. Burleson LLP (medium firm category) raised $2,675 from 22 donors. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (small firm
category) raised $6,745 from 28 donors. See how much each
participating firm raised at the Bighearted Attorneys Campaign webpage.
Congratulations to our winners, and special
thanks to LexisNexis for their support of the campaign and provision of