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June 16, 2017 0

Looking back and looking ahead…

2013 has been a very productive year for Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa (Monsoon) and its sister program Nisaa African Women’s Project (Nisaa). We provided direct services to 70 survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence from the Asian Pacific Islanders and African communities in Iowa. Monsoon and Nisaa advocates provided civil legal advocacy,…
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January 3, 2014 0

Suara Vol. 4: Nisaa

December 2013 Podcast: Nisaa’s work and the Somalian community in Iowa.


December 14, 2013 0

Suara Vol. 3: Burmese in Iowa

November 2013 Podcast: On Monsoon’s work with Burmese communities in Des Moines, Iowa.


November 30, 2013 0

Ode to my father

By CX My father works hard, he never complains, nor does he ever talk bad about anyone. He does what is needed to be done and then moves on to the next task/job. My father was a teacher back in Laos. He lost his father when he was still a child and ended up living…
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October 24, 2013 0

A Mother’s Perspective

Many parents strive to bring up children that are productive and take a big role in the community. Unfortunately, the incident that happened in Kenya has raised some eyebrows. Many mothers that I have talked to who have teenage kids are worried about their own children. “How do they get such hostile idea?” asked one woman.


October 1, 2013 0

Working with Burmese Community

By Delphi There are eight ethnic minority nationalities in Burma. They are Chin, Kachin, Karen, Burma, Karenni, Mon, Rakhine and Shan. Each ethnicity has its own culture but also shares a little bit in common with one another. Each ethnicity speaks different dialects and some even have several dialects within their own group. Most of…
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August 30, 2013 0

Suara Vol. 2: Ramadan

August 2013, on Ramadan and Muslim communities in Iowa.


August 13, 2013 0
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