Samira Harnish founded Women of the World and her work was recognised by the UNHCR when she won the Nansen Award for the Americas this year. She helps displaced women to become self-reliant. They offer an individual customised service for every woman to help them deal with different government bodies, to get into work and to help with practical English.
We talk about this fantastic service she runs from Salt Lake City, the many obstacles she has to overcome, and how the situation for displaced people in the US has got worse in the last 2 years.
But she is not going to let anything stop her and she has a clear message – if we give our refugee neighbours a chance, they can accomplish great things.
If you are in Utah on December 8th you can be part of their event to celebrate women’s achievements – the 10th year they have been running this.
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