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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
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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
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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
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PLANO, TX. – Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation (TMWF) announces it has named Mona Kafeel as its Executive Director, effective October 1, 2020. Kafeel has served as the interim Executive Director since April 1st and 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
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We mourn the death of George Floyd. We mourn Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson, Botham Jean, Sandra Bland and too many more. These tragic deaths have exposed the wound of deep racial division, prejudice and privilege in America, which prevent too many people from being treated with dignity and respect. As an organization that prides itself on being Muslim women for ALL women, and an organization that seeks to champion peace, in the home, in
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