With the Super Bowl in Minneapolis this year, many people are planning parties and finding time to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, there’s a common refrain, repeated every year in every city that hosts the Super Bowl: “This event comes with the highest rate of human trafficking.” Neither the statistics nor anecdotal evidence confirms this…Read more
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In a world more diverse and integrated than ever before, it’s not uncommon to hear criticisms of spaces and resources dedicated to particular group identities. “This seems so exclusive; aren’t we trying to be more inclusive as a society?” “We already have resources for East Africans in general; why can’t we just use those?” “Can’t…Read more
Voice of East African Women’s mission is simple; we promote individualized safety planning for women in times of crisis and change. Our organization addresses the urgent need that we see for East African, Muslim, and immigrant women to have a refuge. A place where they can find advocates, resources, services, connection, and healing. Our programming…Read more
East African and Muslim women in Minnesota escaping domestic abuse now have a place to find a safe haven in St. Paul: The Farhio House. “It took us seven years to create this center,” said Farhio Khalif, founder of the shelter. “We want to empower women. We want to tell them that it’s OK to…Read more
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