Milwaukee Muslim Women Focus on Community Service

October 1, 2007

Author: Faiza Elmasry

Source: Voice of America

A dozen years ago, several Muslim women in Milwaukee decided to become more involved in their community. Today, this small group has evolved into an active organization called Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition. Group members focus on public service and public perceptions of Muslim women and their faith.

Insherah Farhoud is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She is one of the founding members of Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition. One of the group's early goals, she recalls, was helping Muslim women find jobs so they would be "better, productive citizens in the community and better role models for their children."

See also: Interfaith, Civic