Southside Partnership Women’s Programme team participated in International Conference in Athens

Southside Partnership was one of 9 organisations from 8 countries participating in an AMIF funded project by the EU-Commission. The 2 year WEMIN project (Migrant Women Empowerment and Integration) developed tools and programmes to empower migrant and refugee women to play an active role in their community.

For the end of the WEMIN project, the lead partner (DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University) organised an international conference in Athens, Greece, with the collaboration of all partners, as they brought experts from different European countries. Participants reflected on the issue of “Women in Displacement: gender, migration and the challenges of integration in today’s Europe” during this two-day conference which was held on the 8th and 9th December.
This conference was an opportunity to raise awareness of these issues to a broader audience thanks to the participation of diverse professionals on gender and migration: artists, professors, researchers, and representatives of NGOs, associations or international institutions…
Staff of the Southside Partnership Women’s Programme facilitated a workshop on cultural exchange between local and migrant women and presented the outcomes of the consortiums work on ‘Integration through Creative Expression’.

The exchange of integration tools and programmes with other organisations from different counties was a very valuable experience and we will continue implementing different aspects of the project after finishing at the end of 2019.

If you would like to find out more about our Women’s Programme, please use this link
http://southsidepartnership.ie/our-womens-programme/.