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Yasmin Kayali Wins the 2020 Honoree of “Virtual Voices of Courage”


Yasmin Kayali,  Co-founder and CCO of Basmeh & Zeitooneh was honored by the Women's Refugee Commission.
Each year the Women’s Refugee Commission holds a luncheon to honor individual refugee women and young people who are working on behalf of other refugees. Watch the full event that took place online due to the Covid-19 situation

About Yasmin:
Yasmin Kayali, a Syrian national who now resides in Lebanon, co-founded Basmeh and Zeitooneh (B&Z), The mission of B&Z is to empower Syrians in exile to be able to live lives of dignity and to design and deliver effective relief, education, livelihood, and protection services.
Recognizing that displacement has left many women as sole family supports and shifted gender roles, B&Z has been instrumental in creating safe spaces for Syrian refugees and developing programs that provide women with skills to build livelihoods and businesses to support their families

Basmeh & Zeitooneh  established programs to help shift the gender attitudes that contribute to women and girls being prevented from achieving their full potential in their communities. Through the vision of Ms. Kayali and B&Z’s other co-founders, refugee women are able to develop greater resilience and become more self-reliant.
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