Prosperity Now: The Importance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

An interview with Mona Kafeel, Executive Director of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation. “Domestic violence is a deep-rooted issue that affects our family members, friends, colleagues, and many other members of our community. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, over 10 million adults experience domestic violence in the United States each year. To further discuss the impact this issue has on our communities, we spoke with Prosperity Now partner, Mona Kafeel, the Executive Director of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, about the work of her organization and the importance of spreading awareness.” Prosperity Now Read the full piece here.

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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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“If escaping abuse was so simple” – Mary’s story of survival

  Mary*, is an American born woman married to a Middle Eastern man, and a mother of 3 girls who used to live overseas. When one of her daughters moved to Texas to continue her studies, the family decided to pay her a visit. During this trip, Mary’s husband became very abusive. It escalated into a very dangerous situation and Mary and her daughters were forced to seek safety at the Peaceful Oasis Emergency Shelter. The family became very depressed and they lost all hope after realizing that they would no longer be able to return to their home. The…

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