Europe finding meaning employment and gain financial independence


We empower migrant and refugee women in Europe by helping them learn local languages and integrate into their new communities.

Through a cross-country network of projects and organisations, we aim to address the prevailing disadvantages of women and girls in Europe, specifically those who are refugees and migrants. Many refugee and migrant women and girls experience labour exploitation and isolation. Their lack of language skills and missing out on formal education caused by dangerous situations or constant moving, often leaves them in a vulnerable position.

Additionally, rising levels of youth unemployment in Europe are creating obstacles for young Europeans to find meaningful employment and gain financial independence. Reflecting this is the high level of unemployment in the member states of this cross-cultural project ranging from 10 per cent at its lowest in the UK to its highest at 30 per cent in Spain and Italy. The six countries taking part in our networks are the United Kingdom, Spain, Latvia, Italy, Poland and Slovenia.

At a glance


747.3 million total population


22.4% of the total population is at risk of poverty or social exclusion


52% of the migrant population in Europe is female


45% of refugee women in Europe are employed, 23 percentage points less than native women

Our Work in Europe

We started working across Europe in 2015.


We work with 6 local partners in Europe.


We have directly impacted the lives of 4,740 women and girls.


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