We are pleased to share that our collaborative trainings with our community partners Advocates for Youth and Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health were a big success.

To commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness month, we updated our blog with some important posts exploring the prevalence of sexual violence, how to identify it, and how to address it. This conversation is long overdue in our community: if our women and girls are not informed about their bodies, and more importantly, health relationships, they are not equipped to identify when they are being abused and do not have the resources to know how to get help. To close out the month, we hosted our first webinar, targeting parents and giving them the tools they need to have these important conversations with their children. To access the webinar, please email heartwg@gmail.com. This webinar raises awareness about why it is important to speak with children about sexual abuse, the unique challenges of navigating these issues in the Muslim community, and tips on how to start this difficult conversation. Check out this webinar, and we also hope you have the time to check out ourblog.

HEART was founded due to a need to give women and girls in the faith-based community a safe platform to have honest discussions about sensitive topics such as body image, reproductive health, and self-esteem.  Let us know if you have any further questions or concerns. We’re happy to continue the conversation, and as always you can find us on our facebook page, or ourwebsite.

Until then,  we hope that you will continue to spread our important message to your friends and family: it takes HEART to grow. Health Education. Advocacy. Research. Training.

Looking forward to seeing you this year,

Nadiah Mohajir, MPH
Co-founder & Executive Director
HEART Women & Girls

 

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