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Women of the World Refugee Podcast

Women of the World is a women refugee service non-profit responsible for service and capacity building for our new neighbors in Salt Lake City Utah. Our 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.
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Nov 23, 2016

In this episode, the Women of the World podcast team reacts to the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President and takes questions from a young Syrian refugee woman. Women of the World feels uniquely on-edge given the rhetoric of candidate Trump, especially his statements about women and refugees. Women of the World is motivated to stand by our partners in the service community in Utah to support and advocate for groups targeted by the new administration.

Nov 6, 2016

Today we visit with the students of Women of the World's Intensive Practical English Program and learn about their lives before coming to Utah and their dreams for their lives after they have mastered English.

Sep 13, 2016

Today we visit with Chantelle whose infectious positivity will infect you with hope for a better tomorrow.

Jul 31, 2016

Welcome to the Women of the World podcast. Women of the World supports refugee women from all nations to help them achieve self-reliance, a voice in the community, and  economic success. Our podcast is a safe place for our ladies to share their stories of courage and success. 

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 help women and girls there.

May 31, 2016

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 stigma of female genital cutting, and her current struggle to gain an education against the wishes of her father and tribal chief who is set on a more traditional life for her. 

Women of the World's Podcast team also discusses the recent Mother's Day celebration and some international press coverage we received on the Bold Global blog.

Welcome to the Women of the World podcast. Women of the World supports refugee women from all nations to help them achieve self-reliance, a voice in the community, and  economic success. Our podcast is a safe place for our ladies to share their stories of courage and success. 

May 5, 2016

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 webpage http://iwasastranger.lds.org they give inspiration and scripture for their commitment to refugees. The relief effort "I Was a Stranger” allows the Mormon faithful to reflect back on when they were refugees themselves, forced to flee Missouri in 1839, being both welcome and derided but eventually making their way west to Utah.

Our new webpage, womenofworld.org/getinvolved/iwasastranger/ answers some of the question from the lds.org website and steps through our volunteering process. With your help, refugees will be strangers no more.

2. Founder Samira Harnish Awarded Ruby Award for Excellence in Women’s Advocacy

Read more at… http://womenofworld.org/ruby-award-excellence-womens-advocacy/

3. Mothers Day Celebration with The Leonardo Museum’s Community Connections
 
 
When: Sunday, 8 May 2016. Doors open at 2 p.m., Program to begin at 2:30 p.m.
Where: The Leonardo Museum. 209 East 500 South, Salt Lake City.
What: Celebration of mothers from all over the world.
Cost: Free.
 
Read more at… http://womenofworld.org/mothers-day-with-the-leonardos-community-connections/
 
4. Stepping Back From the Ledge As Sisters
 
A touching story of a recent walk-in service opportunity that led to a bond of sisterhood between Samira and a young Congolese mother...
 
 
5. Peace and Justice Conference
 
Samira recently spoke alongside a panel from Utah Health and Human Rights and Department of Workforce Services at Utah Valley University about the unique issues that face refugee women. 
 
 
6. Updated Website
 
Women of the World has recently updated the look and feel of its website at http://womenofworld.org/  Let us know what you think.
 
7. Monthly Story of Refugee Success
 

Beautiful inside & out.

Originally from Morocco, Layla just a graduate of dental assisting studies. I have no doubt that Layla will get a great job working with patients to make their smiles that much brighter.

http://womenofworld.org/layla/ 

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