European Network of Migrant Women

European Network of Migrant Women

who we are

We are visionary, proactive
and bold.

We prioritise migrant women
and girls.

European Network of Migrant Women is a migrant-women-led feminist, secular, non-partisan platform that advocates for the rights, freedoms and dignity of migrant, refugee and ethnic minority women and girls in Europe. 

Our diverse membership includes the women from almost all the regions of the globe and extends to over 50 grassroots and advocacy groups in over 20 European countries.

Established in 2012, European Network of Migrant Women works through collaborative actions with our members - organisations, groups and individual migrant feminists - promoting capacity-building, access to rights and justice and self-representation among migrant and refugee women at the European and international level. Collectively, we foster a safe-space where girls and women of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds can come together to support each other, forge alliances and build solidarity across differences and borders.


Mothers of the World is an animated short video, produced by the European Network of Migrant Women and directed by the film-maker Vaishnavi Sundar. It is inspired by the stories of five migrant & refugee mothers from Afghanistan, Somalia, Ukraine, Philippines and Turkey.

This 20-minute animation presents a series of portraits of the women who took difficult journeys into Europe, their quest for safety, security and stability for themselves and their children, their daily struggles and the courage and wisdom with which they deal with the new challenges in Europe. It concludes with the policy recommendations to improve the lives of refugee and migrant mothers in Europe. 

The video is narrated in the original languages of migrant women portrayed in the film and is available with English, Spanish, Italian, Farsi, Ukrainian and Russian subtitles on Youtube. (use the settings icon to select your preferred subtitle language)

For the video Mères du Monde with French subtitles please follow this link.

Mothers of the World was produced in 2023 as part of the Mums@Work project co-funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).


JOIN OUR TEAM AS AN EVENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS VOLUNTEER The Events and Communications volunteer will assist in organising an upcoming public event and supporting communication efforts. Applications until 18/02/24 Send …

Submission to the Call for input to the report of the UNSRVAWG on prostitution and violence against women and girls On 31 January 2024, ENoMW made a submission to the …

Submission to the Call for input to the report of the UNSRVAWG on prostitution and violence against women and girls in Afghanistan On 31 January 2024, Afghan Women EU (AWE) …

Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU: Belgium’s approach to prostitution promotes a system of sexual exploitation and violates the rights of the most vulnerable women and girls. On …

AGENCY: AMPLIFYING MIGRANT WOMEN POLITICAL VOICES Exciting news! Our AGENCY event which took place on November 28th 2023 at the European Parliament was a success! We orchestrated a compelling experience …

European Network of Migrant Women’s Input to the Asylum Report 2024: Submission to the European Union’s Agency for Asylum (EUAA) On 30 November 2023, the European Network of Migrant Women …

We support @SBSisters’ and their partners’ opposition to these changes. Short term support with limited to no routes for victims to apply for settlement will not urge them to come forward. Both DDVC and DVILR need to be extended to all victims regardless of immigration status.

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OnlyFans is having a particularly worrying
effect on young boys’ and girls’ expectations of sexual relationships, drawing both new sex
buyers and vulnerable women to the sex trade.

Alongside these measures, we urge the govt to also recognise honour-based abuse as a statutory aggravating factor.

We believe that doing so will increase victim-survivors’ trust in the justice system and prevent agencies from routinely missing or ignoring HBA. 2/2

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