Fahmida's Story

Fahmida's Story

Everything was great, we were in love, we were happy. I was his world and he was mine. When we started dating it seemed like things couldn’t get better, I was working at a good job, living in a city and state that I enjoyed and felt safe in, I had a good relationship with my seven older siblings and father back in Pakistan, best of all, I was in love.

What Women Empowerment Means to WomenRising

What Women Empowerment Means to WomenRising

For centuries women have been fighting their way to the top, fighting fearlessly and relentlessly to have the same rights as men and to share their possibilities and potential in life.

WomenRising (then Y.W.C.A.) was founded in 1905, five years after married women were granted “some” control over their properties and earnings and fifteen years before women were awarded the right to vote.