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.
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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 →
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 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 →
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 →
Tonight Women of the World was granted a cash award to continue its work in educating women refugee English language learners. This grant was donated by the
Utah Women’s Alliance for Building Communities and will be used to develop a tutoring curriculum for teaching English language learners the basics in conversational English — the language [...]Continue Reading →
Tonight two of the women from the Women of the World Board of Directors graduated from the Westside Leadership Institute’s Leadership Development Program for Non-profit community members. Graduation was an excited culmination of the skills that they learned and their application in serving the community of women refugees. President and Founder Samira Harnish’s team delivered [...]Continue Reading →
I represented the Women Of the World at the East High School and Westminster Student Workshop, it was great opportunity and an honor to meet everyone with outstanding talents and an interest in service for the community. My speech on my experience and the mission of the Women Of the World touched many young students [...]Continue Reading →
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 →