UN Asks Their Story is Our Story to Submit Accounts of Heroic Refugee Women
The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) requested Their Story is Our Story: Giving Voice to Refugees (TSOS) to contribute stories about the heroism of refugee mothers to share at the organization's sixty-first session in New York City, which concluded today, 24 March 2017.
CSW organizer Amanda Oaks said, “Our greatest goal in this project is to shine a spotlight on the strength of mothers, and nowhere is that more profoundly demonstrated than with the refugee mother who has sacrificed so much for her children.”
TSOS submitted a number of stories with photos regarding gallant refugee mothers who exhibit maternal strength and bravery. Their stories are many and profound.
Representatives from all regions of the world attended the two-week CSW session at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
Egette was born and raised in a refugee camp in Tanzania, Africa. In 2021, she graduated with a B.S. in psychology from George Mason University. In 2022, she received her MA in psychology with a focus in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, also from George Mason. She was recently featured in Forbes on World Mental Health Day. She founded Safe Haven Space, to empower and educate refugee families in the US about mental health and wellbeing.
Their Story is Our Story and By Women, For Women Announce Partnership to Collect and Share Stories of Displaced Women
Their Story is Our Story (TSOS) and By Women, For Women (BWFW) announce a partnership focused on collecting and sharing stories of displaced women.
Through the connections made by the TSOS Community Programs team, we were able to connect Yalda Royan with Julie Rose for this powerful episode, "When is War Justified?"