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Monsoon’s 2017 Reflections and 2018 Plans!

  Monsoon staff and board wish you all a wonderful, productive, safe and social-justice-inspired 2018. We thank you for supporting our work in 2017! Check out our 2017 Reflections and Plans for 2018. Check out our video, see below: Monsoon 2017 Reflections and Plans for 2018

December 28, 2017 0

Karen Day

By: Olivia Samples Earlier this month, our advocates Soe Moe and Delphi traveled to be a part of Karen day. Karen day was organized by the Karen community at the suggestion that if they demonstrated in Washington, D.C. with 10,000 Karen people they might be able to make a change. Soe Moe estimates that more…
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November 20, 2017 0

A new resource available: Organizations in Asia and the Pacific serving Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Monsoon’s Campus compiled a list of organizations located in Asia and the Pacific serving survivors/victims of gender-based violence. This project is rooted in the needs of international students who are victims/survivors of gender-based violence.  Based on our campus work, many international students eventually go back to their countries of origin.  Monsoon believes it is necessary…
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November 20, 2017 0

The Great Lata D’Mello

By: Olivia Samples Lata has been working at Monsoon almost since it began in 2003. She first worked as a volunteer and then was hired as a multilingual advocate in 2009. She became the assistant director in 2010 and has been working at our Franklin Ave. office ever since. But at the end of November…
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November 10, 2017 0

OVW Underserved Grant to Build the Capacity of our Community Partners in Serving Sexual Assault Survivors

We were recently awarded the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Underserved grant for two years! The grant is to support the development and implementation of outreach strategies regarding sexual violence in the underserved populations. It is a great honor to be awarded this grant along with 13 other recipients across the country. With this…
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October 30, 2017 0

June 1st to June 10th, 2017: a weekly update

Last week, Monsoon’s staff presented at the National Sexual Assault Conference in Dallas, Texas.  Seth Backham and Itzel Padron-Zuniga, our youth coordinators, presented on “Experiences Developing Community-Based Violence Prevention Programs for Youth of Color.”  Mira Yusef, Hieu Pham, and Keeli Bao presented on Monsoon’s work on Campus – “Culturally-Specific Programs on Campus: Working with Asian…
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June 11, 2017 0

Summer School of Youth Activism 2017

We are hosting the 2017 Summer School of Youth Activism – our 4th year! When?  June 27th to June 30th, 2017 Where? Networking Project, 855 42nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa This is a YOUTH only event. Learn about activism and community organizing with AF3IRM, a transnational feminist organization, and Monsoon’s violence prevention team! Youth will learn…
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June 11, 2017 0

Where are we at?

October 11, 2016 0

November 2015 Newsletter

Check out our November 2015 newsletter!

November 4, 2015 0

Monsoon is hiring!

Statewide Chatline Coordinator (Des Moines-based):  Inspired by bell hooks’ “From Margin to Center,” Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa decided to take the main role in running a new program of chat services for victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iowa.    It’s a revolutionary move that expresses the sentiment of “From Margin to…
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August 4, 2015 0
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