National African Immigrant and
Refugee Women's Network (NAIRWN)
Confronting entrenched social and racial inequality and unequal access to resources, twenty eight African immigrant and refugee women met in New York City in the summer of 2008 to create the National Network. NAIRWN is a network of African immigrant and refugee women whose primary goal is to prevent violence against women in all forms, and to improve the lives of African immigrant and refugee women through advocacy, community organizing, and research.
NAIRWN is an advocacy apparatus that is a prominent voice on matters of concern to African immigrant women and families at the national, state and local policy and community level. Its goal is to have a place “at the table" representing African women, as informed and respected spokeswomen for their communities. They are at the forward edge of the tide of immigrant and refugee women's movement that is challenging and moving our communities to social justice.
NAIRWN 5 year Strategic Plan
Membership Application Forms (French, and Arabic)