On 5 March 2013, Women of World Founder and President, Samira Harnish, interviewed on KTalk AM Radio program “Celebrating Women” with Cate Allen. Women of the World programs that support refugee women and anecdotes about them in this heartfelt interview.
What is the objective of the organization?
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Women of the World’s Founder and President, Samira Harnish, is excited to deliver her message of hope detailing the successes of our refugee neighbors and the programs of Women of the World that support them at the BYU Student for International Development Hunger Banquet on 16 March 2013 at 7 p.m. In her speech, [...]Continue Reading →
We made a lot of wonderful waves in the community and showed our support for battered women, by participating in the One Billion Rising Campaign.
1 in 3 women in the world (1 Billion women) will be physically or sexually assaulted… in the 21st century this is a travesty, we’ll never progress as a society if [...]Continue Reading →
This past month, I traveled and stayed for my first time in the third world. My wife and I visiting my stepdaughter, a Peace Corp volunteer, in Senegal.
It was an amazing, soulful trip into the unknown.
Independent of the reading or meditating I did in preparation, there was nothing [...]Continue Reading →
In a beautiful gesture to help the women served by WoW, our Education Coordinator gathered up some of her friends and designed a One Billion Rising event to support Women of the World. One Billion Rising Salt Lake City information can be found at http://obrslc.blogspot.com or on the Facebook at Continue Reading →
Women of the World’s founder and president, Samira Harnish, spoke tonight at the new Leonardo Museum in downtown Salt Lake City, during the program for the rededication of Salt Lake City’s commitment to human rights. Aside from Samira’s speech, the program contained the dedication of Salt Lake City’s commitment to Human [...]Continue Reading →
Women of the World celebrated its second year and more importantly, the clients’ continued success, with its annual Holiday Celebration Tea Party. Over one-hundred refugees braved the first snow of the season to join Women of the World directors, officers, and volunteers for food, tea, and a chance to celebrate the successes of the past [...]Continue Reading →
Women of the World is so happy to have participated in its second year of quilting with the Quilters Without Borders group. Each time we sit with these wonderful ladies, we learn a lot about quilting, life, and English. They are loving, giving, and accepting and take the extra time to explain quilting slowly and [...]Continue Reading →
The founder and president of Women of the World, Samira Harnish, shares her personal story of overcoming adversity and her vision for Women of the World in KUED’s first SHERO interview for the Women and Girls Lead campaign.
IMFT Strategic Programs Group is joining with Women of the World for its Day of Service to teach job skills to refugee women looking for work in the Salt Lake City area.
When: Thursday 29 Nov
Time : 10am – 1pm
Where: Hser Ner Moo Center 479 East 2250 South, South Salt Lake [...]
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has initiated a project in the form of a website, the Worldwide Community of Resettled Refugees, to serve as an on-line forum for resettled refugees. In conjunction with the University of Geneva, a website has been created where resettled refugees can create an account, invite [...]Continue Reading →
The Human Rights Education Project of the Salt Lake City Community Empowerment group collaborated with the Women Of the World Organization to present a workshop about Sexual Violence Prevention last Saturday.
There were 35 people in attendance at the workshop & five different nationalities (Iraq, Jordan, Nepal, Karenni & Karen). We had 4 interpreters help [...]Continue Reading →
Beautiful. Professional. Elegant. Amazing. Dazzling.
These are just a few of the words that came out of the mouths of the attendees of the Women of the World Refugee Fashion show on Friday night. Then Founder and Executive Director spoke and added one more word: COURAGE.Continue Reading →
Women of the World was featured in a Mother’s Day story in the Deseret News. Our founder Samira Harnish and longtime client Reja Modlam talked to Deseret News columnist Cathy Free about Women of the World. This year Women of the World is using [...]Continue Reading →
Thanks to the terrific benevolence of the community, Salt Lake City is the home of over 25,000 refugees with over half of those being women and girls. These women are mothers that have struggled mightily to go to the end of the earth to protect their families and children that have seen nightmares when [...]Continue Reading →
Interview with Women of the World Executive Director, Samira Harnish, on what you can do to volunteer and help Women of the World.
Theme is strength While women are known for their beauty, Women of the World is known for its STRENGTH Let me give a couple of stories of Women of the [...]Continue Reading →