Category: Press

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

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

Check out our Violence Prevention Program Blog!

Check out our Violence Prevention Program run by our youth interns! http://monsoonvpp.weebly.com/ http://monsoonvpp.weebly.com/gallery.html


June 16, 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

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October 11, 2016 0

October 2014 Newsletter!

Monsoon Open House for DVAM October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and in honor of the month, Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa invites members of the public to a reception at its extended office at 4950 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50310. Join Monsoon staff and interns on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from…
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October 3, 2014 0

August 2014 Newsletter!

Monument Quilt unravelled Join us on August 14 at Western Gateway Park, downtown Des Moines, on Thursday, August 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. to witness and interact with a historic display of The Monument Quilt, an ongoing collection of stories of survivors of sexual abuse. The event is free and open to the public.…
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August 7, 2014 0
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