Somy Ali

President & CEO OF no more tears

http://www.nmtproject.org
http://www.somyali.com
Somy was born in Karachi, Pakistan on the 25th of March. She attended the Convent of Jesus and Mary School until the age of twelve in Pakistan. Following that, Somy’s mother, her younger brother, and she moved to the U.S. to start a new life.


In 1991, she moved to Mumbai, India, with an interest in modeling as well as working in Hindi, Bollywood films. During her years spent in Mumbai, India, Somy worked in ten feature films and worked on many modeling assignments.


In December of 1999, Somy moved back to the U.S. to obtain a degree in psychology. She attended the Nova Southeastern University in Florida and in two years time graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in psychology. Somy worked at a local radio station doing talk-shows on social and political issues for two years while working on her bachelor’s degree, it was during this time that she became interested in journalism and decided to attend the University of Miami to obtain a master’s degree in broadcast journalism.


In February, 2003 while attending the University of Miami, Somy decided to move to New York with an interest in documentary filmmaking and attended the New York Film Academy. She graduated with a degree in film making in October of 2003. She completed three short films on Abortion, Domestic Violence, and Teenage suicide. Following that, Somy attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in Florida and in 2004 obtained a degree in broadcast journalism. Somy’s first documentary, "I can Survive," covered the plight of Pakistani rape victim, Mukhtaran Mai. The documentary aired at one of Hilary Clinton’s benefits in 2005.

http://www.somyali.com/i-can-survive-film-somy-ali-part-1

http://www.somyali.com/i-can-survive-film-somy-ali-part-2


Somy has been working as the founder and president of her 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization, No More Tears, with a mission to provide individualized assistance to human trafficking and domestic violence victims. No More Tears has rescued over 300 adult victims and more than 600 sexually and physically abused children since its inception in 2006. Somy takes no salary for her work with No More Tears and has used her savings of over $300,000 to rescue victims of abuse.


Somy’s mother, Tehmina Ali, is originally from Baghdad, Iraq. Somy’s father, Madan Ali, is from Karachi, Pakistan. Somy’s brother, Mohammad, lives in Los Angeles, CA.

SOMY ALI RECOGNIZED AS
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI OF THE YEAR

Farquhar College of Arts & Science
Nova Southeastern University

Awards
  •  Alan and Marsha Levy Champion of Child Abuse Prevention Award to Somy Ali 2014

  • The Broward County Women's Hall of Fame - Rising Star Award Women Empowering Women 2014

  •  The Broward Domestic Violence City Council, 21st Annual Outstanding Program Award to No More Tears 2013

  •  L'OREAL PARIS Woman of Worth, Somy Ali 2013

  •  City of Miami Salutes No More Tears 2013

  •  The India-US Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence to No More Tears 2012

  •  Making the Difference Award, Somy Ali 2011

  •  American Immigration Council, Protecting the Immigrants Award Somy Ali 2011

  •  Friends of Asian American Advisory Board Humanitarian Award, Somy Ali 2010

  •  Outlet Plugging Young Women into the Arts Award, Somy Ali 2010

  •  Women of Peace Award, Somy Ali 2010

  •  Daily Point of Light Award, Somy Ali 2009

  •  Alumni of the Year, Somy Ali 2009

  •  Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, Somy Ali 2008

  •  Volunteer of the Year, Volunteer Broward 2008

In The News

Somy Ali: A Rising Star helping those who need it most

Friday, May 16, 2014

National Public Radio, Topical Currents

Friday, January 31, 2014

No More Tears Advocate Somy Ali Speaks Up

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

I Believe That Domestic Abuse Is Preventable

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Somy Ali Charity Work, Events and Causes

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

L’Oréal Paris’s Eighth Annual Women of Worth

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Turning Tears to Triumphs

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Holiday giving (back)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Women Making A Difference: Somy Ali, founder of No More Tears

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

No More Tears: Saving Victims of Domestic Violence

Friday, November 1, 2013

Somy Ali on Life As a Social Activist

Friday, July 5, 2013

Former Bollywood star wants No More Tears

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

From Bollywood Starlet to Florida Women’s Rights Champion

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Nonprofit agency looks to help as domestic violence continues

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Broward County Domestic Violence Agency - No More Tears

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Somy Ali honored for helping immigrant women

Friday, May 20, 2011

'No More Tears'- An NGO to Help the Abused

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

‘No More Tears’ for former Bollywood actress

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ex-Bollywood gal aids abuse victims Life

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Somy Ali helps domestic violence victims

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bollywood Actress Helps Domestic Violence Victims

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Somy Ali Still Making A Difference

Saturday, October 10, 2009

No More Tears from BollyLand !

Tuesday, August 4, 2009