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Women on the Road

Project Promoter: Fundacja Kobiety Wędrowne
Proposal: 1st thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 39 980,96 EUR
Partners: None
Duration time: 01.01.2022-28.02.2023

Legal, social and cultural barriers in access to health care, housing, professional development and employment make refugee women in Poland one of the groups most vulnerable to social exclusion. The life situation of forced migrant women is particularly difficult. They are exposed to dangers such as sexual exploitation and violence, human trafficking, cross discrimination and cultural violence. The aim of the project is to prepare refugee women to carry out self-advocacy activities in areas where they experience unequal treatment or discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, religion or refugee status. The main activities are addressed to a group of refugee women who, as participants and co-authors of the project, will raise their social competences and develop and carry out a self-advocacy campaign. Within the project refugee women will take part in lectures, workshops, study visits and a bicycle ride. A concept for a publication on the successes of refugee women will be created. Together we will develop a self-advocacy guide for migrant women and a script for a film about the reasons for female migration and barriers to adaptation in the country of refuge. The film will feature refugee women who will be co-authors of the script. In addition, we will initiate an alliance network of women’s organisations to strengthen migrant women in their quest for emancipation and empowerment in their relations with institutions and the local community. The social change brought about by the project will affect different social groups: refugee women, members of local communities, social activists and employees of local institutions. The development of self-advocacy competences of refugee women will ensure their empowerment in relations with the host community.