Workshop: Breast Cancer Awareness

The Women of the World was proud to sponsor the translation and to help with the organization of the first Multicultural Breast Cancer Awareness workshop.  Breast cancer is a key concern with the refugee communities since early detection and reporting is less prevalent in cultures where women do not discuss breast health in any company, but especially where jargon or gender roles make women feel extremely uncomfortable.  The Multicultural Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar aims to eliminate technical jargon while furthering Breast Cancer Awareness in our community members' native languages.  The Women of the World supported translation in Arabic while other communities added Swahili, Karen, Somali and Nepali.Overall, this workshop shows the key role that Women of the World plays in blending the cultural conservatism of refugee women with their need for information critical to maintaining the communities health.