In a different context, the Tahirih Justice Center in the United States offers legal, medical, and social services to immigrant and refugee women seeking protection from gender-based human rights abuses. The Center provides pro bono legal representation to foreign-born women and girls fleeing abuse through the Gender-Based Asylum Project, the Battered Immigrant Women Project, and the Protection for Victims of Trafficking and Other Crimes Project. A referral program makes available a range of social and medical services that assist women and children in rebuilding their lives.
In the area of public policy advocacy, the Tahirih Justice Center counts among its successes a campaign launched to end exploitation of foreign women by international marriage brokers, which led to the signing into law of the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act that enables foreign women to access important information that can protect them from violent abuse by men through the mail-order bride industry. Since its founding in 1997, the Center has helped well over 5,500 women and children.