Our women’s team supports women from our targeted communities, including New Communities, in the development of their personal, social, educational and employment skills. This is done through one to one support, the provision of networking events, access to counselling for those affected by domestic violence, access to community education and accredited courses and, for migrant women, access to English classes. With a focus on empowering women, our women’s programme seeks to ensure that local and national policies include women’s issues and women’s equality
Capacity Building and Development
The RePower programme is designed to support women towards personal growth, education and employment. Providing a range of modules and supports, it allows for personal & skills development and educational opportunities. Courses and events include Personal Development, Employability Skills (QQI Level 4), Computer Skills and Job Seeking Skills Workshops. This programme is designed specifically for women who are NOT in receipt of a Job Seeker payment, are currently unemployed and not on a Stamp 3 Visa. For more information on the RePower programme click here. For a list of current courses click here.
The RePower programme is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and leraning 2014-2020.
The women’s programme is committed to supporting migrant women in their integration. The International Women’s Breakfasts are organised in different parts of the county every 4-6 weeks, bringing together Irish women and migrant women to celebrate, learn and share ideas and food. English language communication and grammar classes are also offered around the county through the year. WEMIN is a new 2 year project looking at social, educational and professional aspects of inclusion in eight countries throughout Europe. This project will complement Southside Partnership Women’s Integration Programme. Planned activities will include language and cultural training, capacity building and mentoring, arts & crafts and cultural workshops for migrant and Irish women in DLR.
For more information on women4women’s integration programme click here.
Women in Leadership
Each spring there will be a basic workshop for women who want to explore Women and Leadership. After this basic workshop, participants have the opportunity to progress into 2 different programmes: The Women’s Voice Group will allow women to develop their political understanding and will look at engaging with local government processes in order to bring women’s perspectives and voices to the decision-making table. Integration Guides will support migrant women and their families in their integration into Irish society. Participants with multiple language skills will be trained in different aspects of Irish society, information provision, coaching and mentoring. For more information on the Women in Leadership programme click here.
women4women network dlr
Since it began in 2011, women4women has gone from being a small group of committed, largely voluntary activists to a countywide network reaching hundreds of women. Our work consists of facilitating integration and making women’s voices heard in decision making processes in the county. Supported and hosted by Southside Partnership, the women4women network seeks to ensure that women’s issues are fully integrated in the formulation and conduct of local and national policy. For more information go to the women4women website: http://www.women4women.ie