European Network of Migrant Women


ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

European Network of Migrant Women is a feminist secular migrant-women led platform of NGOs and individual women that advocates for the rights, freedoms and dignity of migrant, refugee and ethnic minority women and girls in Europe. Our membership ranges from grassroots service providers to NGOs focused on advocacy and research. Our 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 Male Violence against Women and Girls, 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, our advocacy and our membership. We have executed projects and activities, organised events, seminar and workshops, published reports and position papers. Most importantly we have created a space for migrant, refugee and ethnic minority girls with the feminist vision to find each other, come together and find ground for collaborative work across our differences. 

Our role in feminist and human rights movement

In the several 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, migration and integration, women’s rights and anti-discrimination.
We are member of:

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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 Violence 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 Initiative
  • 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)