Europe

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

National Summary

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.

Quick Facts


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.

2015

We work with 6 local partners in Europe.

6

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

4,740

Featured partners and projects

We currently work with 27 women-led local partners globally who have a proven track record of helping communities through education.
We rely on their expertise to respond to local needs and solutions in order to establish sustainable long-term projects.

ISSI

ISSI provides vocational training in the healthcare sector, equipping students to become nurses and midwives in DRC.

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FPTI

FPTI provides vocational training courses in hospitality to young women with fewer opportunities in the Philippines.

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