William Lindsay is a Program Manager at Women of the World which helps to empower refugee and immigrant women to attain self-sufficiency, with a focus on capacity building and civic engagement. Through a highly personalized approach, William works on supporting refugee and immigrant women with legal assistance, access to healthcare and reliable housing, and English language learning. William works on streamlining processes such as employment outreach and securing contacts with public services. He also works closely with other refugee services providers such as International Rescue Committee and Refugee Services Office to coordinate partnerships and maintain a network whose purpose is to best and most efficiently serve refugee and immigrant women. Prior to this, William worked for Youthlinc Real Life Program in Salt Lake City, Utah with youth refugees in an after-school program where he led discussions on language, culture, and civic engagement. In 2018, he conducted ethnographic fieldwork among refugees and asylum seekers at a community center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands to learn about integration and the concept of home. His goal was to better the understanding of barriers to integration to improve relations between newcomers and host communities.
Sector: Non-Profit and NGO
Main Pillar: Women
Areas of Expertise: Civil Society and Human Rights
Country of Origin: United States
City of Residency: Salt Lake City, U.S.A.