Leadership Transition Announcement
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.
Day of the African Child: Marie’s Story
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.
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.
Special Video Release: Angelina's First Runway Show
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.
Join RefuSHE in Standing #WithRefugees for World Refugee Day 2018!
On World Refugee Day 2017, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (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.”
Fashion Challenge X: A Decade of Impact
June 20th is World Refugee Day. A special day when people all over the world honor the courage, strength, and determination of women, men, and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict, and violence. Join RefuSHE in showing that you stand #WithRefugees this World Refugee Day! Post on social media and share our work, or take it step farther by starting a fundraiser on Facebook.
Celebrating Mothers: Chantal's Story
On April 12th, over 250 guests attended a one-of-a-kind runway show featuring looks created with fabric made in RefuSHE's social enterprise, a program that fosters leadership and business skills through the design and production of hand-dyed fabrics and scarves.
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie reports from the front row of RefuSHE’s pioneering fashion show in support of refugee artisans.
Every day we are inspired by the hard work, care, and love of the young mothers in RefuSHE's programs. Young mothers, like Chantal who is determined to create brighter future for herself and her son through education…
A Name That Inspires: Our Renaming
On International Women's Day, we are celebrating alongside UNHCR Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, and Harper's Bazaar. During her visit on World Refugee Day 2017, Angelina attended her very first fashion show at RefuSHE's Girls' Empowerment Project campus in Nairobi, Kenya.
For the past 10 years, we have built a one-of-a-kind holistic model for serving refugee girls in Kenya, and in the process, transformed thousands of lives. As we enter a new decade, we feel the need to make an even greater impact. To position the organization for future success and better deliver our mission, we have decided to re-brand our organization with a new logo and a new name that allows us to take a leadership position in the global conversation on refugee girls.