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Supporting refugee women in achieving their dreams

Women refugees face the combined threats of:

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LONG-TERM POVERTY Refugee women face long-term poverty in America.  Within one-year of arriving, their entire family is expected to find gainful employment.  They have few workplace skills and no ‘nest egg’ to draw on.

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RESTRICTED NETWORKS The countries where refugee ladies come from have little history of integrating women into society and husbands and the male patriarchy are rarely accepting of women networking in professional or academic mixed-gender forums.  Women are cut-off from other women and feel abandoned.

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ABUSED HUMAN RIGHTS Refugee women often do not have a strong concept of the human rights they deserve and are swindled or deceived if no one is looking.  WoW advocates on their behalf in reforming immigration, reporting housing abuse, and ensuring equal employment opportunities.

Women of the World offers solutions to these problems through:

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CUSTOMIZED ADVOCACY Customized advocacy means getting the job done.  It means following up and building the capacity so it doesn’t happen again.

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WOMEN NETWORKS We believe that our women know best how to help one another, that they will trust one another because they’ve been through it together.

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SUPPORT US We provide the path, our women provide the power.

By the strength of our example and well-developed programs, we show our women how powerful they are and how they can impact others through thriving after their hardships.