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This profile was last updated on 11/20/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Executive Director, Founder

Phone: (612) ***-****  HQ Phone
Isuroon Gallery
310 East 38Th Street Suite 211
Minneapolis , Minnesota 55409
United States

Company Description: Isuroon is a culturally appropriate education, communication, and advocacy organization for Somali women and health care providers. Founded in 2010, the agency...   more


  • college degrees
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Fartun Weli, founder and ..., 20 Nov 2014 [cached]
Fartun Weli, founder and executive director of Isuroon, a Somali women’s health organization in Minneapolis, has been in Somalia recently and will return early next year.
“We are launching a project to reduce the infant mortality rate in Somalia, which is one of the worst in the world,†she said. “Of every 10 moms who gives birth in Somalia, one of them dies.â€
She said the people who are going back have college degrees and are being recruited by international nongovernment organizations (NGOs). The returnees are multicultural, they speak the language and they understand the culture and the community, she said. Besides, she said, while the United States government is spending money on weapons to fight terrorism, “the only way to combat terror is to have infrastructure, building schools, creating jobs … creating opportunities.â€
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Fartun Weli Executive Director Founder
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About Fartun Weli Fartun Weli is the founder and leader of The Isuroon Project, a health-support initiative for Somali immigrant women.
From the Minnesota Daily: Last legislative session, Fartun Weli authored and lobbied for a bill that would help eliminate Somali women's reproductive health disparities.
Fartun Weli hopes her experience helps Somali women facing infertility to strip away any shame.
Isuroon grew from the personal ..., 19 July 2014 [cached]
Isuroon grew from the personal experiences of its founder, Fartun Weli, with infertility. Ms. Weli was unable to find a source that simultaneously discussed both Western and Somali values associated with infertility, so in 2010 she started the Isuroon infertility and health issues project. Ms. Weli's research found that women who are unsuccessful at becoming pregnant have stress levels equivalent to those of women with cancer, HIV, and heart disease.
“This addresses the most fundamental of ..., 20 Mar 2014 [cached]
“This addresses the most fundamental of civil rights,†said Fartun Weli, executive director of Isuroon, a Somali women’s advocacy group. “It’s part of our identity.â€
Inmates usually are struggling with a variety of issues when they land in jail, and not being able to wear a head covering can add to their problems, Weli said.
Weli has seen a jail-issued hijab, which is dark brown and made with a stretchy material. She said she was pleased with it, and that it compared well to one she might buy at a local Somali shopping mall.
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