One Community, One Campus: Halima's Story

Throughout the One Community, One Campus campaign, we want to share the courageous and inspiring stories from some of the young refugee girls whose lives were touched by RefuSHE’s programs. Here is a story of one young woman, Halima, from Ethiopia.

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One Community, One Campus: Ada's Story

Throughout the One Community, One Campus campaign, we want to share the courageous and inspiring stories from some of the young refugee girls whose lives were touched by RefuSHE’s programs. Here is a story of one young woman, Ada, from Burundi.

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What Motherhood Means at RefuSHE

The term mother and the more endearing “mom” gained a new meaning when I joined RefuSHE early this year. The girls we serve are from diverse backgrounds, but the term is clearly universal. There is the same excitement when they are told “now you have a mom.”

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RefuSHE x OMpowerment Project:

Over the course of six days, the training participants learned about the relationship between yoga and traumatic stress, the importance of breath, essential yoga anatomy, the breakdown of postures and modifications, how to hold space for healing, and how to design a trauma informed sequence.

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International Women's Day: Solange's Story

This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the voices of the strong women and girls of RefuSHE. Strong, courageous women, like Solange*, who left her home in Ethiopia when she was just 15 years old. Solange embodies the spirit of RefuSHE through her bravery, boldness, and optimism.

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RefuSHE's Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Shop #RefuSHEmade and give the gift of empowerment for young refugee women in East Africa! Our Artisan Collective products are not only beautiful and one-of-a-kind, they also share the story of their maker.

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Hello From Our New CEO, Jailan Adly

Over the past ten years, RefuSHE has grown and expanded its services to reach thousands of unaccompanied refugee girls and young women. It is my honor to build on the legacy of my predecessors and steward RefuSHE’s exceptional programs into our second decade of impact.

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Leadership Transition Announcement

For the last seven years, Alisa’s passion, vision, and deep commitment to the empowerment of women and girls has elevated RefuSHE as an innovative thought leader in the field of refugee protection. We are deeply grateful for Alisa’s leadership and know that she will continue to achieve great things in the future.

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RefuSHE + British Chamber of Commerce

In 2017, RefuSHE was named Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) NGO partner by the British Chamber of Commerce in Kenya, affording RefuSHE the rare opportunity to engage directly with key leaders in the Nairobi business community and to create meaningful relationships with companies such as Standard Chartered Bank, Reckitt Benckiser, Safaricom, Rotary Club of Langata, BBC, Celebrus Business Strategies, among others.

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Community Outreach & Economic Independence

Earlier this summer, I visited the Kivuli Center Fair Trade Shop in Nairobi to learn more about RefuSHE’s community outreach program. Since I joined RefuSHE in the fall of 2017, I’ve been eager to learn about this component of our holistic model which fosters and supports the economic independence of entrepreneurial refugee women in the community, outside of RefuSHE’s campus.

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Athiel's Poem

Every day the young women of RefuSHE inspire us with their stories, voices, and strength. Today, we are proud to share a piece of that through Athiel's profound poetry. 

At sixteen years of age, and in her distinctly tender voice, Athiel expresses through poetry the story of her "lost" childhood resulting from South Sudan's brutal war. Despite being forced to flee her home, the loss of her parents, and the heavy responsibility of caring for her younger siblings, Athiel exemplifies the true resilience of the young women who RefuSHE serves. 

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Leadership Transition Announcement

Dear friends,

I am writing to share a bit of news.  I will be stepping down from my role as Executive Director of RefuSHE effective October 28, 2018.  This was a difficult decision as RefuSHE has been one of the great joys of my life, but I know this is the right step for me and my young family.  While there is never a perfect time for this type of transition, I am confident this next chapter will be an exciting one.

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Day of the African Child: Marie’s Story

Today we celebrate the Day of the African Child, a day that marks the rights and potential of African children. With World Refugee Day just days away, we wanted to bring you a story of a young woman who exemplifies the strength and power of young refugee women.

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Josephine’s Resilience

Last week, we invited you to share in UNHCR Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie’s, visit to RefuSHE in anticipation of World Refugee Day 2018 on June 20th. During her visit, Angelina got to know one of the incredible young women in our programs, Josephine.

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Special Video Release: Angelina's First Runway Show

On World Refugee Day 2017, UNHCR Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, visited RefuSHE's Girls' Empowerment Project and Safe House. During her visit, Angelina watched her very first fashion show. "I hadn't been to one before," she shared. “But it was my kind of runway: the most beautiful girls, survivors with their heads held high, bringing forward their own designs and culture.”

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