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 →
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 →
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.
It’s impossible to try and talk for Iraqi and women refugees, even though I am proud to be an Iraqi woman — but what I do know is that people with similar backgrounds need to gather. Women need to gather to get a break from their husbands and children, to have an adult conversation about [...]Continue Reading →
In the refugee camps, where you struggle to keep the mud and cold out of your tent and are forced to fight for food, poor dental health is a foregone conclusion. A few of your constituents, individuals who have spent fifteen years or more in camps, now need your help.
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Imagine that you have just left a war. You have seen people that you know die, you have seen homes you’ve walked passed everyday bombed and destroyed. Everyday you have been afraid for your safety and the safety of your children. You have stayed in, stopped working, stopped school. Maybe your father has been tortured, [...]Continue Reading →
On Friday morning, in front of 500 refugees, refugee community stakeholders, benefactors, and members of the press, Women of the World President Samira Harnish spoke on the successes and challenges of the Iraqi community in Utah and her vision for a future in which all refugee women are propelling their communities forward through improvements to [...]Continue Reading →
Hello ladies & gentlemen, it is an honor and a pleasure to meet you all. I am proud of each of you for facing down the horrors of war and violence, taking the long trip to America, desiring and demanding peace and resettlement, and now starting a community for you and your children.
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Giving a voice to refugee women is critical, our ability to share in our prosperity with those who have suffered the worst atrocities of war, limited access to education, and poverty defines us as a society who live and contribute based on the ideals of fairness and compassion for all. Even though the spider may [...]Continue Reading →