Women Organizing Women Network

Grantee Year: 
2018
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota

In 2013, a project called Advancing Women’s Voices was created to inspire Somali women to get involved in the political process of their city and examine the major barriers to their political participation. The project continued to raise awareness about the impact of Somali women's underrepresentation and got the attention of some Somali women, particularly in the younger generation. One from the younger generations was Representative Ilhan Omar. The Women Organizing Women Network is an expansion of the empowerment work that the Advancing Women’s Voices initiated.