Delegate Norah Bagirinka Speaks to Women in Columbus Ohio

Delegate Norah Bagirinka Speaks to Women in Columbus Ohio

Delegate Norah Bagirinka spoke at the annual Columbus YWCA Woman to Woman Conference in October 2015. She spoke about challenges facing refugee and immigrant women in Ohio and her role as a Refugee Congress Delegate.

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Ohio: Hari Niroula

Ohio: Hari Niroula

State: Ohio

City of Residence: Blacklick, Ohio

Country of origin: Bhutan

Arrival in the U.S.: 2008

Mr. Hari Niroula is a refugee from Bhutan who came to the United States in 2008. He currently lives in Blacklick, Ohio with his wife and daughter, where he works as a language interpreter and community advocate. Mr. Niroula has worked with several community organizations, assisting refugees as they take their issues to the state legislature and state refugee coordinator. He holds a Master’s Degree in Social Science, and he is most proud …

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Ohio: Norah Bagirinka

State: Ohio

City of Residence: Columbus, Ohio

Country of origin: Rwanda

Arrival in the U.S.: 2005

Ms. Norah Bagirinka is a survivor of the Rwandan genocide and was resettled to the United States in 2005. In Rwanda she directed a program with the International Rescue Committee that aided female victims of violence. Now in the United States, Ms. Bagirinka has continued her humanitarian work by advocating for refugees and immigrants in Ohio, collaborating with organizations such as CRIS Ohio, US Together, World Relief, and the Women’s Federation for World …

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