New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways is a registered Voluntary Non Profit was established by immigrants and refugees from Asia and Africa to provide a safety net for newly arriving refugees, immigrants and local low or no income women, girls and their families.
New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways works with socially excluded and low income women and their families in New Mexico, whose lives have been devastated by poverty, war, conflict, poverty. Each woman and family we serve has her own story– struggling single parent, loss of hope and stability, some of loved ones murdered, and others of physical and emotional trauma. Most have endured a struggle for survival.
Women who enroll in our program learn job skills and receive business training so they can earn a living and become self-sufficient. They come to understand their rights and how to fight for those rights in their homes, their communities and their nations. They learn how to become leaders.
Women’s Global Pathways, New Mexico’s grass-roots non profit organization is committed to empowering women, girls and their families as they work to improve their quality of life. Our focus is New Mexico’s low income families, immigrant, refugee women, girls and their families. The latter tend to represent the socially marginalized, culturally dependent, politically oppressed and economically challenged populations. They carry the worst burden of survival for themselves and their families. some must learn a new language, find and keep a job, adapt to an urban, industrialized, economy and a host of other challenges. We have adopted a multi-dimensional approach that takes into account the social, cultural and economic factors.
Did You Know?
According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, there are approximately 50 million uprooted people around the world – refugees who have sought safety in another country and people displaced within their own country. Between 75-80 per cent of them are women and children.
The women often carry the heaviest burden of survival for themselves and their families. Most of the refugee women who resettle in Albuquerque, for example, have no formal education and suffer from a wide range of problems, including:
- The need to learn a new language
- Finding and retaining employment
- Disproportionate responsibility at home, which limits livelihood opportunities
- Skills not readily transferable to the U.S.
- Lack of community support