On Tuesday 23rd of November, the book launch of Migraciones y población africana en España. Historias, relatos y prácticas de resistencia (Migrations and the African Population in Spain. Histories, stories and the resistance practices), coordinated by José Manuel Maroto Blanco and Rosalía López Fernández was presented with the participation of more than 40 attendees. The presentation consisted of two parts, the first in which José Manuel and Rosalía discussed the development of the various chapters of the book, explaining their execution and the relevance to the issues of the African communities in Spain. We also relied on the presence of Fernando López Castellano , [...]
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Despite the melting pot of contemporary societies, women are the ones who suffer and face most obstacles, difficulties, prejudices, discrimination and violence. In particular, migrant women face multiple discriminations in their daily lives, primarily for being foreigners or belonging to minority groups. The woman are often a physical, political and social battlefield, but they have an ability to build and created unity with others. By creating a network, she manages to confront her problems and rework her life by forming new paths to follow and build together with other women. On 20 September, this Roundtable focused on all these issues. There [...]
Discussion Group – Taking action against human trafficking: Approaches and Support Processes for Survivors and Victimsadministraforum2021-11-12T11:15:31+00:00
On October 27th, 2021, the discussion group "Taking action against human trafficking: Approaches and Support Processes for Survivors and Victims", organised by CEIM and Mujeres en Zona de Conflicto (MZC) took place in Sevilla, counting on 30 participants from different fields directly involved in the attention and work with migrant women at risk of sexual and labour exploitation and potential victims of human trafficking. Firstly, they mapped the situation in specific areas (Madrid, Extremadura y Andalucia), attempting to figure out the situation in these territories, studying real or strong-evidence based cases of both labour and sexual exploitation. In addition, they reflected [...]
On Wednesday 13 October, the Webinar Anti-human rights policies and hate speech, organised by the Centre of Studies and Research Women (CEIM), was celebrated, with the participation of more than 30 attendees. The Webinar was divided into two sections. In the first, two studies, in which migrant women played a leading role, were submitted: - “Mapeo de actores y repertorios de odio: El género y la migración en el epicentro de las políticas anti-derechos en España y la Unión Europea” (Mapping of hate actors: gender and migration in the center of anti-rights policies in Spain and the European Union). It was [...]
On Friday 1st October 2021, the Mediterranean Women's Forum organised a day dedicated to Rights of Migrant Women in the European Union. This day consisted of a training session on access to migrant women's rights, followed in the afternoon by an intercultural dialogue café, a moment of musical exchange, and ended with the National Meeting of Migrant Women's Associations, in order to pool our resources and skills to make migrant women's demands visible in the public space. After a presentation of the FORUM project, the training on migrant women's rights on the laws put in place since the Beijing conference and [...]
On October 6th and 7th, the Center for Development Cooperation Initiatives (University of Granada) organized the Conference "Beyond the Borders: Migrant Women and Political Participation". This activity took place in Granada and they were also broadcasted on Zoom, relying on more than 100 participants. Throughout the Conference, various round tables brought together migrant women grassroots organizations and NGOs from all over Spain. They analyzed the situation of migrant women in Spain, related their experiences of struggle and brought about a number of breathtaking and emotional stories about their experiences and difficulties that every single one of them have suffered and [...]
On Monday 11 October 2021, in the context of the International Day of the Girl Child 2021, the European Network of Migrant Women organized a conference aimed to develop a state of the art report on the violence against migrant girls and access to girls’ rights in Belgium. They were joined by their Young Women’s Group RadicalGirlsss and their Belgium-based members isala, La Voix des Femmes, Arab Women Solidarity Association Belgium and feminist filmaking collective Elles Tournent. After a presentation of the European Network of Migrant Women and the specific issues linked to migrant girls and a screening of the clip “La Otra Mitad”, [...]
On Saturday 11 September 2021 the European Network of Migrant Women, along with its members in France and Belgium held a conference and exhibition on migrant women’s access to fundamental rights and mental health services. The event was organised in the frames of the European project FORUM, funded by the Europe for citizen program of the European Union, in which the network is partnering along with several of its members. The event took place in Paris (France) on the 11th of September 2021 from 3pm to 8pm. The event focused on the access to fundamental rights of migrant women and girls, [...]
July 19th, 2021, the Roundtable "Empowerment of Migrant Women" was organized by Le Fate Onlus in the frames of the European project FORUM. It took place in Verona (Italy) and it involved 10 participants from this city. The objective of the roundtable was to discuss and confront each other on what female empowerment means based on the experiences lived in Verona by social workers, citizens and, in the first place, by migrant women. Guests table a project born inside the Generalab, laboratory of Association Le Fate Onlus, Ventro Tra Le Mani. A group that is embarking on a path of empowerment [...]
On Sunday 20 June 2021, the Meeting "Stigmatization of minorities, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers" was organized by Le Fate Onlus in the frames of the European project FORUM. It took place in Verona (Italy) and it involved 10 participants from this city. The aim of this meeting was to inaugurate the project by offering, through academic experts and operators working at the borders, an overview of the migratory situation in Italy and neighbouring countries addressing national and European legislation.