Monday 15th October 2018 saw us celebrate the work of the Integr8 project at Europe House, hearing from a range of speakers, from stakeholders working in the field to project participants themselves, sharing their experiences as migrant women and the benefits they have gained from being a part of this innovative project.
Our speakers on the day included:
- our host – Caroline Morgan (European Commission)
- Dermot Bryers (English for Action)
- Marwa Belghazi (SHP Refugee Resettlement Service)
- Barbara Wilson (Lambeth Citizens)
- Mallory Carlson (International Organization for Migration)
- Hibo Wardere (FGM consultant)
- Doorstep Library (http://www.doorsteplibrary.org.uk/)
- project participants Isabel Allende (CARAS), Dustine Davies (Information Advice and Guidance Advisor, Wandsworth Lifelong Learning), Zakeyah Zebujah. Haja Ahmed, Lee Yoon Teng and Siobhan de Jongh
We also heard from Hadas Hagos from the Waste Not Want Not project who provided a very tasty lunch on the day.
Group discussions explored key questions including:
- What are migrant women already doing to support their communities?
- What are the key barriers, strategies and benefits to engaging migrant women in their local communities?
- What are the longer term social benefits of migrant women’s contributions to their communities and how can we all support this going forward?
You can download a pdf of the PowerPoint presentation from the day here and watch a video about the project below. There is also a testimonial from Local Working Group member Hibo Wardere.
This event was organised by Learning Unlimited and participants from the Integr8 project (http://www.learningunlimited.co/projects/integr8) and hosted by the European Commission in London. Integr8 is an Asylum Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) partnership project which has been funded by the European Commission