Layli Miller-Muro

Tahirih Justice Center

Layli Miller-Muro is founder and executive director of the Tahirih Justice Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting women from human rights abuses through the provision of legal aid and public policy advocacy.

Previously, Miller-Muro was an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals. She also worked as an attorney at the law firm of Arnold & Porter, where she practiced international litigation. Miller-Muro founded the Tahirih Justice Center in 1997.

Along with Fauziya Kassindja, a woman who fled Togo as a teenager to escape a forced polygamous marriage and female genital mutilation, Miller-Muro is the co-author of Do They Hear You When You Cry?.

In 2012, Miller-Muro was named one of Newsweek/Daily Beast’s ""150 Most Fearless Women in the World"" and one of GoldmanSach’s ""Top 100 Most Innovative Entrepreneurs.""

Featured Work

OCT 19, 2013 Podcast

Protecting Women Refusing to be Victims of Violence

"Our goal is to truly provide justice to incredibly courageous women and girls who have suffered things that make us uncomfortable. They have suffered things ...