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Layli Miller-Muro is the Founder and Executive Director of the Tahirih Justice Center (www.tahirih.org), a non-profit, Bahá’í-inspired organization dedicated to protecting women and girls from human rights abuses through the provision of legal aid and public policy advocacy. She founded this organization in 1997, following her involvement in a high-profile case that revolutionized asylum law in the United States. She has led the organization in its service to over 14,000 women and girls, while promoting the further development of law to protect women. She has received numerous honours for her work, including being named one of the “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2012” by Goldman Sachs one of the “150 Fearless Women in the World” by Newsweek Magazine/Daily Beast, and receiving the 2008 Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership Award of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, recognizing her innovation, integrity, and leadership. Ms. Miller-Muro received her JD and MA in International Relations from American University. She lives with her husband and three young children near Washington, DC.