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Refugee & Migrant Women's Initiative, Inc.

Hope can, and will, change the world!

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Our Mission

To empower, engage, and support refugee and migrant women as they resettle in the Tampa Bay area.

Why women? 

  • 50% of the world's refugees are women and girls.

  • Women advocate for children, our elders...and they must advocate for themselves as well.

  • Women promote education and sustainability; and they are valuable, dynamic, economic contributors. 

Our Values

Community, Collaboration, Diversity, Inclusion, Advocacy, and Self-sufficiency


RAMWI programs are designed to empower refugee and migrant women in the Tampa Bay area through strengths-based education and advocacy. Our programs enhance the lives of these diverse women new to our community by providing opportunities to heal, build new connections, and develop skills that can foster self-sustainable economic opportunities while engaging community partners in the process. Through RAMWI programs, we are building a network of peer support, collective healing, community partnership, and incredible women able to advocate for themselves and their families. In 2020, RAMWI was awarded Best Organization of the Year by the National Association of Social Work, Tampa Bay Chapter.

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Support Groups

RAMWI offers refugee women the opportunity to come together in a safe and supportive environment that fosters growth and healing while preserving their cultural identity.

Sew Much Hope Project

Refugee and migrant women develop leadership and entrepreneurship skills thru participation in Sew Much Hope: our collaborative social enterprise.

WEL Institute

The Women's Empowerment and Leadership (WEL) Institute programs focus on leadership development, personal growth, and overall well-being. The WEL Institute provides refugee women with the skills to organize and advocate for themselves.

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