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.
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 email@example.com or call 315-214-4480.