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Refugee Women's Network:

A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library

Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
404-413-2880
archives@gsu.edu

June 9, 2011



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-12-17T10:10-0500
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator:Refugee Women's Network
Title: Refugee Women's Network records
Dates: 1989-2012
Quantity: 38.6 Linear feet
Abstract:Refugee Women's Network is a national nonprofit organization created by women for women in 1995, that focuses on enhancing refugee and immigrant women’s strengths, skills, and courage through leadership training, education and advocacy. Its records, 1989-2012, consist of correspondence, minutes, printed material, financial records, artifacts, textiles, photographs, and sound and audiovisual recordings
Identification: W096
Language: English

Organization of the Records

Organized into 7 series:
Series I. Office Files
Series II. Training Programs
Series III. Fundraising/Grant Proposals
Series IV. Research/Media
Series V. Networking Organizations
Series VI. Artifacts and Textiles
Series VII. Audio/ Visual Materials

Scope and Content of the Records

The Refugee Women's Network records, 1989-2012, consist of correspondence, minutes, printed material, financial records, artifacts, textiles, photographs, and sound and audiovisual recordings, organized in 7 series: Office files, Training programs, Fundraising/grant proposals, Research/media, Networking organizations, Artifacts and textiles, and Audio/visual materials.


History of Refugee Women's Network

In 1995, a group of women, refugees to the United States, founded the Refugee Women's Network (RWN). Its mission is to be "a national nonprofit organization created by women for women, that focuses on enhancing refugee and immigrant women’s strengths, skills, and courage through leadership training, education and advocacy to promote independence, self-sufficiency and networking among its participants." The founders had lived in various regions of the U.S. and had experience with refugee settlement agencies, which they found tended to overlook the needs and skills of women.

Governed by a board primarily made up of immigrants, RWN's Executive Directors have included founding member Xuan Nguyen-Sutter, Grace Dunbar, BryAnne Chen, and Doua Kue-Morris. Its office is located in Decatur, Georgia. The organization provides training in community development techniques for refugee women all over the United States, as well as workshops in life and financial skills. Assisting women who are starting or growing businesses is another goal, accomplished by through training, technical assistance, and microloans. In its first 17 years of existence, RWN's programs benefited over 3,500 refugee, asylee, and immigrant women from 30 U.S. states, representing 40 different ethnic groups and countries of origin.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Sutter, Xuan Nguyen
Nonprofit organizations
Refugees
Women political activists
Women refugees--Services for
Atlanta (Ga.)
Decatur (Ga.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [Folder title], [series title], Refugee Women's Network Records, W096, Women's Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by BryAnne Chen on behalf of Refugee Women's Network, August 23, 2007. Further donations in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Heather Howell, March 2011-June 2011.


Separated Material

Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Periodicals
Refugees (Washington, DC: UN High Commissioner for Refugees), vol. 2, No.119, 2000

Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Books
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Refugee Children: Guidelines on Protection and Care (Geneva: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 2001)
Gouvernement du Canada Étude Machel, 1996-2000 : Etude Critique des Progrès Accomplis et des Obstacles Soulevés quant à L'amélioration de la Protection Accordée aux Enfants Touchés par la Guerre. (Ottowa: Gouvernement du Canada, 2000)
Arlette Consulting and Training Leadership Training for Refugee Women Case Workers(Refugee Women's Network Workbook for conference, July 10, 1997)
King, Martin Luther, and Coretta Scott King. The words of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Newmarket Press, 2001.
United Nations Development Fund for Women, and United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service. Putting Gender on the Agenda: A Guide to Participating in UN World Conferences. New York: United Nations Development Fund for Women, 1995.
Lang-Blade', Rachel, Through our lens: Participatory Documentary Video in Refugee Women Health Promoters' Trianing. (A thesis submitted through the Hurbet Department of Global Health Rollins School of Public Health Emory University in particular fulfuillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Public Health, August 2009)
Women's Foreign Policy Group 2001 Directory of Members (Washington, DC: The Women's Foreign Policy Group), 2001
Policy Issues Monograph 97-03, June 1997 (John Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies)
Books on Women and Development, 2000 (New York, NY: Women Ink)
The Right to Human Rights Education: The United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004), No.3
Bong-Write, Jackie. Autumn Cloud: From Vietnamese War Widow to American Activist (Sterling, VA: Capital Books, Inc., 2001
Canadian Council for refugees. International Conference on Refugee women Fleeing Gender-Based Persecution: conference Proceedings, Montreal, May 406, 2001)
NGO Forum on Women. Look at the World Through Women's Eyes, Final Report, August 30-September 8, 1995


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