14 Dec 2023
The Stories of Migrant Women - An Interview with Anne Hoiberg

Today’s episode of The “Center”, features Anne Hoiberg, author of the book Tears of War: Stories of Refugee Women.


According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research “Status of Women in the States Report, nearly 21 million female immigrants currently live in the United States, making up more than 13% of the entire female population in the US. These women take on multiple roles, including roles as students, teachers,  and many kinds of professional positions.  They are also spouses, parents, and caregivers within their families.


During her 25-year career as a Research Psychologist with the United States government, Anne Hoiberg published two books and more than 130 scientific articles, book chapters, reports, and presentations. She currently serves as the President of the International Museum of Human Rights at San Diego, Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition, and La Jolla Pen Women as well as Co-President of the American Association of University Women (San Diego branch), Chairwoman of the Nile Sisters Development Initiative, and Secretary of the Peace Resource Center. She is a past president of the League of Women Voters of San Diego, the Women’s Museum of California, the United Nations Association of San Diego, and the National Women’s Political Caucus. Anne volunteered as an election supervisor in “emerging” countries (eight missions) and has organized local, national, and international conferences. In 2012, she was inducted into the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame. Her book Tears of War: Stories of Refugee Women, was published by Montezuma Publishing in December 2022.




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To learn more about Anne’s work, please visit her inductee page for the San Diego County’s Women’s Hall of Fame here:



To learn more about Anne’s book Tears of War: Stories of Refugee Women, visit:



To learn more about how migration is a gender equality issue, check out this report by UN Women:


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