Refugee Podcast with Women of the World

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.

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Mashallah: Refugee Women Express Gratitude to WoW Case Manager Abby Bossart

The refugee women who visit Women of the World’s office come with different stories, different burdens, and different challenges, but they all seem to have one thing in common: their heartfelt appreciation and affection for case manager Abby Bossart. When Abby arrived at Women of the World as the organization’s first employee, she had already experienced much of the world: a summer in Ghana with a physician-assistant student group to learn about global health issues, a bachelor’s degree in...

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Refugee Women’s Rights are Human Rights

What rights do human’s have to refuge? How far wrong is the value-claim that fails to extend any help to the victims of war and genocide? What has been our role in resettling refugees in previous administrations? What are the international legal precedents?

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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.”

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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 has consistently met each challenge with strength, conviction, and heart. A Short History of Burundi Cosette’s family is originally from Burundi, a small country in East Africa. Most Burundians belong to one of three major...

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Episode 4: August ’16 Refugee Podcast with Chantelle from Congo

Today we visit with Chantelle whose infectious positivity will infect you with hope for a better tomorrow. Chantelle is an inspirational mother, one who is constantly striving to better herself to ensure her children have all of the advantages that she never had. 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...

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Episode 3: July ’16 Refugee Podcast with Elisabeth from Central African Republic

Today we speak with Elisabeth from the Central African Republic about her life in CAR, her flight with her young children and her disabled mother and her arrival in Utah. In this interview we will hear about how Women of the World gave Elisabeth 110% by not stopping at just getting her a green card but also by getting her a job caring for her disabled mother and helping her find a more accessible apartment. Elisabeth shares her love for WoW and her desire to take her programs back to CAR and...

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Episode 2: May ’16 Refugee Podcast with Diane from Burkina Faso

Women of the World’s Podcast for this month features Diane from Burkina Faso, one of the political asylee seekers that Women of the World assists. Diane is an amazing young woman, choosing her path against the pressure of family and culture, choosing to be happy even though she has suffered some very personal tragedies. Diane is extraordinarily courageous in this interview as she talks about her young life of political dissent where rape was used as a tactic of intimidation, overcoming the...

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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 Women of the World Podcast, we cover 1. Women Mormon Conference The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Conference gave direction to its followers to serve refugees through local organizations. On their new...

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Cultural Connections Podcast – 3rd Annual Event

Women of the World was proud to be asked to be interviewed by Nkoyo Iyamba for her 1 December 2013 Cultural Connections show on KSL Radio.  This podcast interviewed two of the volunteers of Women of the World, Elena Blasa, a member of the Board of Directors and caseworker, and Ghasaq Jaffar, a volunteer with Women of the World and school teacher in a local refugee school. These women were interviewed to discuss the 3rd Annual Celebration event which will for the first time be an awards banquet...

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