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. 

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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.