European Network of Migrant Women


Who we are

European Network of Migrant Women is a young migrant-women led platform of NGOs that works, in the spirit of intersectional feminism, for the rights of migrant women in Europe.

The network membership ranges from grass-root service providers to NGOs focused on advocacy and research. ENoMW members cover a diverse range of subjects in the area of human rights of migrant & refugee women, with economic empowerment, anti-discrimination & access to justice and combatting Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG), being the most frequent activities.

Why we are here

We are here because we have to. If migrant women themselves do not advocate for their rights – no one will. This is why in August 2012 our network was formalised, with a registered office in Brussels. Since then we have been strengthening our political presence and our membership. We ran one long-term project, funded by EPIM, focused on the economic empowerment of migrant women and expansion of the network. In 2016 we completed another project, #WomensVoices, coordinated by the European Women’s Lobby and the Women’s Refugee Commission, that mapped protection risks of refugee women arriving in Europe.

Our role in feminist and human rights movement 

In the three years of work, the network has reached considerable visibility at the EU level and has become a respected partner in the international and European arena of human rights, migrant integration, women’s rights and anti-discrimination. We are a member of:

International & European Networks and Coalitions

European Women’s Lobby (EWL)

Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)

Post2015 Women’s Coalition

European Coalition of NGOs to End Violance against Women and Girls

European Expert Groups & Platforms

European Commission’s DG Home Expert Group on Labour and Migration

European Union’s Civil Society Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings (THB)

European Migration Forum

EASO Civil Society Consultative Forum

ESF Thematic Network on Migration (managed by AEIDL )

Expert Groups with the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)

WEgate Platform (European Platform for Female Entrepreneurs)

 Our Strategic Partners, among others, include:

∴  Culture Project – Art, Feminism and Gender

∴  IFE-EFI Euromed Feminist Initative

Social Platform (The Platform of European Social NGOs)

Migration Policy Group (MPG)

European Feminist Think Tank Gender5+

Digital Leadership Institute (DLI)

European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of domestic Violence (WWP-EN)