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Supporting refugee women in achieving their dreams

Women refugees face the combined threats of:


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.


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.


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:


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


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.


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.


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Contract Case Manager...

Contract Case Manager

March 4th, 2014

Women of the has the following Contract Case Manager position available in April of 2013.  Please use the contact form at the bottom of this email to request more information. Part Time Case Manager
 - Women of the World Five month contract position April 7th, 2014- August 29th, 2014 (20 weeks) 10 hrs per week/ $12 per hour ($2,400) Organization Description: Women refugees face the combined threats of: LONG-TERM POVERTY Refugee women face long-term poverty in America.  Within one-year of arriving, their entire fami[...]

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Love Utah Give Utah 2014...

Love Utah Give Utah 2014

February 24th, 2014

Women of the World needs your support! Supporting refugee women in achieving their dreams! On Thursday, March 20, 2014, Women of the World (WoW) is participating in Love Utah, Give Utah 2014, a statewide event raising funds for non-profits that make our state great! WoW has been very successful in helping refugee women reach self-sufficiency since its beginnings in 2010.  Refugees flee war and genocide and are saved by communities like South Salt Lake City.  There are over 4[...]

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Ladies Night Out 2014...

Ladies Night Out 2014

February 24th, 2014

We are excited to announce our Ladies Night Out event in April. A donation through Love UT Give UT or our ticketing website gets you and your lady friends night of fun, drinks and treats! Get your tickets early, we have limited space in this beautiful lounge for you and your guests!  Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:30pm until 7:30pm Celtic Bank 268 South State Street, Suite 300 Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 Get Tickets (wow2014.brownpapertickets.com) Facebook Event Community Women of the World needs your support!  Supporting refugee women in achiev[...]

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Smith's Community Rewards Program...

Smith’s Community Rewards Program

January 17th, 2014

Women of the World is thrilled to partner with the Smith's Community Rewards Program.  For every time you swipe your card on qualified purchases at Smith's, Smith's Food and Drug will donate to a local non-profit like Women of the World. It is important to note that this donation is in addition to the grocery and gasoline rewards you already receive by using your Smith's Reward Cards and there is no additional charge for this service. The video e[...]

Tags: capacity building,fundraiser,refugee

WoW Awarded Salt Lake City Human Rights Award...

WoW Awarded Salt Lake City Human Rights Award

December 10th, 2013

Tonight on the campus of the University of Utah, the Salt Lake City Mayor's Office of Diversity and Human Rights honored Women of the World with the Salt Lake City Human Rights Award for its work in advocating on behalf of women refugees in Salt Lake City. Today, 10 December 2013, is a special day for human rights, as it marks the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Mayor Ralph Becker dedicated Salt Lake C[...]

Tags: awards,Events,human rights,Human Rights Awards,personal story,refugee,samira,university of utah