People don't talk about domestic violence in NY's diverse Muslim communities any more than they do in other communities. But for more than five years, Turning Point for Women and Families has been a visible presence at Pakistan Day and other parades, at mosques, and community events letting women know that there is a place they can turn for help in their home language. Perhaps I most admire the work talented youth organizers do each week with the girls group. And girls and young women from around the city go to TP's Mecca to Manhattan workshops in the spring, learning public speaking and a range of other empowering skills.
Its Women's History Month events are always packed, and the annual mother/daughter picnic is a fun and moving moment in TP's calendar.
I've learned first hand from women who have navigated horrible home situations that the dv support is vital.
My name is Shafiqa Habibi executive director of the New Afghanistan Association,
NAWA was established on January 1999, and it is a cultural and educational organization with limited personnel but supreme achievements and follows the following goals:
** Afghan society specially women and girls knowledge upgrading through educational, cultural programs and capacity building.
** Provision and advocacy for Afghan society especially women and girls to participate in country reconstruction process through:
- Conducting literacy (Fast learning Program) for illiterate girls and young women.
-Training journalism programs for women and girls, holding information, cultural programs, workshops, seminars. By women journalist center, which has more then 100 active women journalists members in Kabul and provinces media,
-Radio &TV programs to aware, research analysis of human rights, women rights, gender equality, violence against women civil society, and advocacy for justice, which is produced in
Hareer production studio belong to NAWA,then broadcasted by afghan media,
NAWA received several televised projects from donors ,one of the best project was :
The of SILENT VOICE OF WAR VICTIMES through TV programs that had been implemented successfully by NAWA. and for the first time many victims participated in TV programs, and they did not afraid from War Lords in Afghanistan : In one of the TV programs, an old woman (Zia Gul) said: “In Soviet war I lost my two sons and one brother and one of my son‘s became disable and my husband ‘s feet are paralyzed. Now she doesn’t have the ability to find food for her disable son and husband.”
Another war victim Ms. Sayed Begum from Kapesa province said: “In Soviet wars our house was hit by a racket my husband, son and daughter died. Another son was working in cultivated field that suddenly a bullet was fired to his heart and he died. Her third son is missing and her fourth son has mental problems
The New Afghanistan Women Association (NAWA) thinks that, These kinds of TV programs were not broadcasted from any TV network yet so this is very important way to solve these problems by raising war victims voice and explaining their pains, sorrows by themselves through TV programs .First Each program had Message or correspondence of Transitional justice for war victims and government will pay attention to this tragedy and second thing is that charitable Foundations and benevolent people will help these miserable victims.
In one of the survey ,people gave me the address of a house that all of its members were war victims there was a young girl that her tow hands, and a boy that his tow legs were cut by an explosion in their house. The girl ate and write with her feet. You can watch their images in You Tube.
For helping these families I Shafiqa Habibi joint to Afghanistan Social Foundation
.This Foundation is supporting them and giving them some amount of money every month which is helping these war victims to live.
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The opportunity of leadership of an international news organization is a profound honor and deeply exhilarating. I am dedicating my time, talent and resources to Women's eNews. My world would not be as large as it is without their opinions and observations.
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Besides being a board member in various nonprofit organizations, I am also a professor of political science who teaches the course Women, Power, and Politics as well as other courses in which I always include themes about women and gender. Women's Enews provides an extraordinary service to those who are hungry for in-depth reporting about women and gender in all parts of the world. Women's Enews covers the United States and many of approximately 200 countries about which all global citizens need to be informed! The reporting, objective and timely, is always women-centered. Alas, women-centered reporting is still rare and infrequent in mainstream news. I can always count on Women's Enews to be in my inbox upon rising and to offer a summary at week's end. Please recognize Women's Enews! My students and I depend on their fine reports!
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Women's eNews cares - about women, and not just white feminists - but African-Americans, Arab women, Muslim women around the world. They used to print an edition in Arabic until money woes following the stock crash forced that to fold, but they still do what they can. Editor in chief Rita Henley Jensen has worked tirelessly to develop a series of articles on why black women die more often in childbirth than white women - in America, not just in third world countries. She gets it about white feminists being remote from the worries of women of color and works hard to cross the divides of race and class.
Just thought I would clarify-- we do still have an Arabic sister site - www.awomensenews.org which is updated regularly. This site, still using the old Women's eNews web design will be updated over the next year so it's as user friendly and accessible as the redesign of the English website. Thank you for your great review!
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