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, […]CONTINUE READING
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.CONTINUE READING
Too young to know: Impact of child marriages By Cecilia Mabior Child marriages are most common in Africa, South Asia and some Middle Eastern countries. The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) reports that 48 percent of girls under the age of 18 from South Sudan are forced into marriage. Child marriages, or early […]CONTINUE READING
When my parents were in the refugee camp in Thailand people would hire the refugees to work in their fields with the promise of getting paid. There were times my father would leave the camp to go work these fields thinking he would be able to make a little money to buy food for his family back at the camp only to be sent back with no pay after having worked all day. But still, my father persevered.CONTINUE READING
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