We are sincerely grateful for the feedback we get from the people we connect with through our programs and events or on our website. The testimonies and comments help us know what is on women's hearts and minds and allow us to note the impact on their lives from the resources we are able to make available to them. Recently we received the following feedback on our Arab Woman Today page from two women:
“I am a fresh graduate from law school, but my personality is weak and I always have fear of other people. I have a strong desire to advocate for and defend women’s rights. By communicating with you and the counselor in your organization and her encouragement to me to write articles on violence against women, I started writing and will publish my writings on a private page. I feel that I have started a new life and have strength and confidence in myself.”
“You helped me to respect myself and find motivation for my life and achievements. The way I viewed myself became very dignified, and I started to succeed in my university courses. I got rid of many negative feelings due to a painful past. I began to see it with new eyes, and joy and peace entered my heart.”
You may remember that between 2018 and 2019, Ruba Abbassi participated in the Bush Institute's WE Lead program, an initiative of former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush. Recently, The WE Lead program asked former participants about the milestones in order to put them in their newsletter. They chose to report on the Honor and Shame workshop we did in November in collaboration with Empower Women Media. The bonding and networking with the leadership of the program and fellow colleagues is deep and growing.