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
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 […]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
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 […]CONTINUE READING
By Helen Dao While reading the story called I Love You, Dad (an unsent letter) from a book titled YELL- Oh Girls edited by Vickie Nam, parts of it really hit hard for me. It was wrong how she felt, having to hide everything she did from her parent. I completely understand her situation because […]CONTINUE READING
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