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Empowering Refugee Women Project with Radford University Students
Being A Refugee Is A Condition, Not An Identity.”
"In the last three decades of the U. S. Refugee Resettlement Program, more than four million refugees have been admitted to the country.   In the U.S., resettlement is accomplished   through a public–private partnership in which the U.S. government works with private, primarily faith based organizations. The United States has a successful refugee integration program, which mainly focuses on self-sufficiency and the management of expectations. In an effort to reach this goal, the U.S. government funds an orientation, which provides information about a range of topics like U.S. laws, enrolling children in school, gender equality, and public transportation, with primary emphasis being placed on the importance of employment."

"Although there is an established refugee resettlement
program in the United States, the program has been criticized for not supporting refugees sufficiently to put them on paths to professional or economic success. This project will mainly be focusing on the practices of refugee resettlement processes as well as how to improve the opportunities for self-sufficiency, especially of refugee women in the United States, particularly in the New River Valley and Roanoke areas."1

"The project focus is in collecting information from refugees and refugee resettlement agencies in the process of refugees’ integration into the American society. While students are collecting data in this project, they are expected to volunteer for the foundations as participant observers. The volunteering opportunities are including but not limited to teaching English, help refugees to find jobs, assist paperwork, find work-appropriate clothing etc."1

"It is expected to present this project at CSW 64 (The Commission on the Status of Women organized by United Nations Women) conference in March 2020 in New York."1

"For more information, please see Commission on the Status of Women at: 
 Please let me know if you have any questions"1

Thank you,
  1Hulya Dogan, Ph.D.
    Department of Sociology
    Room CHBS: 3116
    Radford University
For an Overview of the Organizations and Sponsorships Supporting Dr. Dogan's Project Please Click on Her Flyer Below
 "Empowering Migrant and Refugee Women and Girls through Weekend Schools"
For an Overview of Dr. Hogan's Academic Activities & Background Please Visit:
"Bargaining with Patriarchy: A Study of Young Married Meskhetian Turk Women in the United States"

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