Today, on World Refugee Day, we want to express our support for all those women and children around the world looking for a place to live in peace.
On 2-4 June European Network of Migrant Women (ENOMW) held their AGM in Athens, hosted by the Melissa Network – a grassroots initiative that works on capacity building and empowerment of migrant and refugee women and girls. During our meeting, we also visited a refugee camp. We, as a network, reject the term “refugee crisis”. The devastating situation in which thousands of refugees, including women and girls, are caught, is not their crisis. It is a crisis of the European values and priorities and an outcome of the unsustainable political and economic model, pursued by the global patriarchal institutions. After being in Athens for only a few days it is plain to see the toll that having a refugee status has on an individual’s life. In the case of a woman, whose entire life is aggravated by patriarchal discrimination, this toll is deep, lasting and pervasive. The male violence – […]
Network’s members at Melissa Network in Athens We just came back from our general assembly in Athens. We were hosted by one of our members Melissa Network and spent three days discussing feminism from a refugee and migrant perspective. We also voted to accept the new members and we elected the new board of the Network. We are happy to announce that the new chair of the Network is Salome Mbugua, founder of AkiDwA, co founder of Wezeshadada organization and our previous vice-chair. The new members of the Board are Mina Jaf from Women Refugee Route, Noura Raad from Forum Femmes Méditerannée, Lucy Pollo Castillo from Por ti Mujer and Katherine Mahoro from Down to Basic Network. We are looking forward to work together for the next year!