Active across four European countries, the FATIMA project has been a collaborative project between five NGOs supporting the empowerment and social integration of migrant women through a personalised and holistic approach.
Launched in 2018, this ground-breaking project has supported the economic, social, cultural and political integration of over 200 migrant women. Each woman receives one-on-one support through language classes, mentoring, personalised development programmes, civic engagement and cultural activities plan, volunteering and work experience.
In recent years, Europe has seen the world’s largest movement of people since World War II. Many countries have struggled to cope with the challenges of increased migration. Migrant women share many integration challenges with men. Yet, their risk of exclusion is often more pronounced, facing gendered discrimination as well as racial and class discrimination.
Designed for and by migrant women, FATIMA project has been addressing these migration issues and empowering migrant women across Europe.
The FATIMA project is funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.
255 women have enrolled in language classes, gaining the skills needed to interact and integrate
More than 210 have received a language certificate, for some their first qualification
Women accessing FATIMA have come from 40 nationalities
Over 103 mentors were trained and volunteered with FATIMA
More than 128 activities have been delivered to support the women in engaging with the civil environment of their new country