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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Mona Kafeel: 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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TMWF Announces Mona Kafeel as Interim Executive Director

Click here for the official Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Aliah Henry The Henry Group 214-699-7986 Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation Announces Mona Kafeel as Interim Executive Director PLANO, TX. – Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation (TMWF) announces it has named Mona Kafeel as its Interim Executive Director, effective April 1, 2020. Kafeel brings a wealth of organizational experience and community leadership to her next stage of strategic service. Having joined the TMWF in 2007, she most recently served as Chief Philanthropy and Operating Officer and was responsible for its operational management and long-term strategic goals. In…

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Survivor Safety Net during Covid-19

TMWF is raising funds to support survivors of domestic abuse. We need your support during this critical time for our families. Donate here. Funds will impact our mission by: – Providing emergency assistance to survivors laid off or with reduced income – Purchasing medical and safety supplies for our shelters – Supplementing other basic need emergency costs for our families – Securing licenses and tech equipment for online work, school, counseling and case management Donate here: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/tmwf If you’re on Facebook, you can also contribute to our Facebook fundraiser! Thank you for being a #PeaceChampion

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