Empowering women towards health and safety: the It’s weWomen Plus Study

By Dr. Bushra Sabri Immigrant women account for more than half of the US’s total immigrant population – and this population is growing. According to a report by the American Immigration Council (2020), there are more than 23 million immigrant women in the United States. As a result, there is a growing need to address issues specific to their health and safety.   Women face challenges in the form of traditional role expectations, rigid gender norms, abuse, gender inequality, and lack of social support. The intersection of multiple social identities, such as race and social class, further drives disparities in the health and safety of immigrant women.  This calls for culturally informed interventions that meet…

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The Dallas Morning News: North Texas Muslim community must talk to young people about mental health

PLANO, TX. – Mona Kafeel, Executive Director of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation (TMWF), writes for The Dallas Morning News about the realities of mental health among Muslim youth. “When young adults reach out and seek help from mental health professionals, they face a major barrier with a lack of cultural understanding by most professionals and service providers.” Kafeel Read the full piece here. Don’t forget to watch and share the first part of our mental health awareness campaign. Use the hashtag #WhatWillPeopleSay!

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The Dallas Morning News: Retiring founder of Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation leaves a legacy of strong, kind leadership

Rifat Malik of The Dallas Morning News writes about the retirement of TMWF’s founder, Dr. Hind Jarrah, and the impact the Texas nonprofit has had on the local community. Dr. Jarrah passes the torch to Mona Kafeel, who has been appointed Executive Director. As the nonprofit celebrates 15 years of championing interfaith sisterhood and providing social services for thousands of vulnerable women and children, it’s also paying a farewell tribute to its retiring co-founder and a beloved community leader, Hind Jarrah.” Malik Read the full piece here.

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