Women’s Empowerment Program

Aims to bring female refugees & immigrants together in solidarity, to evoke confidence in themselves and their abilities, and to empower through leadership and education.

The Women’s Empowerment Program empowers school-age refugee girls who may have been previously deprived of a social and political voice as they come from cultures where women inhabit more traditional gender roles. Women’s empowerment activities build peer bonding through leadership & team building activities, field trips, and practicing mindfulness. Most importantly, the initiative aims to encourage, preserve, and respect their cultural identity and heritage. 

Refugee Women and Girls Participated in 2018, Doubling Participation from Years Prior

RISE’s Women’s Empowerment Initiative seeks to:

  • Inform refugee & immigrant women about the opportunities available to them in their new communities.
  • Evoke in refugee & immigrant women the importance of education, civic engagement, self-discipline, and life experiences.
  • Teach refugee & immigrant women how to lead and gain respect of their communities while remaining true to themselves.
  • Empower refugee & immigrant women by helping them to instill confidence to be their own person.

To learn more about the Women’s Empowerment Program, contact Director Euphemia Fasama at ebfasama@syracuserise.org or call 315-214-4480.