Saida Dahir: If I’m Silent, Hate Wins

Saida Dahir: If I’m Silent, Hate Wins

Then it was Saida’s turn to speak. A sixteen-year-old refugee from Somalia who spent the first three years of her life in a Kenyan refugee camp, Saida escaped the turmoil and destruction in her native land to make a home in Utah with her family. Wearing a big smile, a black hijab with white stripes, and a “Black Lives Matter” sweatshirt, she strode confidently to the microphone.
“I’m black, I’m Muslim, I am all these stereotypes. I’m a woman. My whole identity has been under attack.”

From Burundi to Utah: Cosette’s Story

From Burundi to Utah: Cosette’s Story

We’d like you to meet Cosette. Her story is one of courage, resilience, and unfailing optimism. From her childhood in a Rwandan refugee camp, to her family’s struggles in their native Burundi, to her journey to the United States to start a new life, she...
Episode 1: April ’16 Refugee Podcast Premiere

Episode 1: April ’16 Refugee Podcast Premiere

Women of the World’s refugee podcast is a place where ‘our ladies’ can share their stories and aspirations and where we can highlight activities important to refugees and service providers in Salt Lake City, Utah and around the world. In this month’s episode of the...