Promoting and strengthening asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women´s rights


b_170_0_16777215_00_images_logos_international_eu_flag_co_funded_re-Erasmusplus.jpgSeveral events focusing on different aspects and issues related to gender and migration will be held in Brussels (Belgium) on 6, 7 and 8 March 2018. These activities are organised by Le Monde selon les femmes in cooperation with WIDE+ in the framework of two projects co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and the Open Society Foundations.

Events on 7th March 2018 in Brussels:

b_170_0_16777215_00_images_fotos_2018_WS-MF-7-3-2018-kl.JPGWorkshop: Women’s migration between agency, exploitation and resistance
Wednesday 7.3.2018,  8.30 -11.30
Venue: Maison des associations internationales, Rue Washington 40, 1050 Brussels
Translation : EN-FR provided

Workshop on gender and migration in the framework of the “Feminist Forum” of GUE/NGL
b_170_0_16777215_00_images_fotos_2018_20180307_134353.jpgWednesday 7.3.2018,  13.30-15.00
Venue: European Parliament, rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels

Documentation: see video:

(session 13:30-15:00 - Panel on Gender and Migration)


  1. The project “The Europe we want? Feminist approaches to gender, migration and democracy” (Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union) is coordinated by WIDE Austria. It aims at strengthening anti-racist feminist approaches within adult education on global and development issues. Involved actors explore the linkages between gender, migration, economic justice and democracy and promote the empowerment of relevant multipliers for gender just and democratic European societies. Participants: CEIM (Spain), GADIP (Sweden), KARAT Coalition (Poland) and Le Monde selon les femmes (Belgium). All organisations involved are members of WIDE+ (Women in Development Europe)
  1. The project “#womensvoices_2018: Strengthening Innovative Solutions to protect Female Migrant and Refugee Rights” is coordinated by WIDE+ with the support of Le Monde selon les femmes. It aims at stimulate cross-national learning among women’s rights, female migrant and refugee associations and where relevant, other stakeholders on innovative practices and strategies. Participants: organisations either partner or member of WIDE+ in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, and experts from other countries.

The different workshops and events aim at exchanging findings, views and experiences from different perspectives and countries. They will contribute to disseminating good practice examples, highlighting current trends and challenges, and formulating recommendations to European politicians.

Agenda WIDE+ Conference 2018 (pdf)