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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