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Advocating and achieving tangible social change for Somali women Somali women who find themselves unable to conceive confront the widespread cultural belief that motherhood is the sole fulfillment of womanhood. This assumption — which has no basis in the teachings of Islam.
Isuroon is a non-profit organization that provides empowerment, culturally sensitive health education, and advocacy for Somali women living outside of Somalia. Founded in 2010, we operate on the principle that Somali culture emphasizes different values about wellness, medicine, health, and illness than Western medical traditions. We are a community-driven, community-led organization dedicated to educating and facilitating communication between Somali women and Western health care practitioners. We advocate for the safety and efficacy of medical practices within Somali communities locally and globally, and we seek to develop a self-sustaining community to support all Somali women. Isuroon envisions a world in which Somali women and their families understand women’s health issues and cultural beliefs and take action towards good health practices.In the future, we aim to: Promote advances in understanding at multiple levels (individual women, communities, health care providers, policymakers). Provide the most effective health care information possible, relying on evidence-based medical research and practices. Educate providers, researchers, and others about ways in which Somali cultural beliefs clash with traditional Western medical practices. Improve understanding of the factors that lead to poor health care among Somali women. Strengthen health care interventions by discussing community and provider health care approaches and how they may affect health care outcomes. Be a single point of contact for a wide variety of cultural issues associated with the health care of Somali women. Grow responsibly and provide access to as many women as possible. - See more at: http://www.isuroon.org
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