The project WEMIN (MIgrant Women Empowerment and Integration) focuses on implementing and promoting a pioneering integration model for migrant and refugee women of all ages in the communities involved. Currently, programs to address social, educational, and professional aspects of inclusion in eight countries throughout the European Union are taking place also through experience-sharing among partners and participants.

The following is a story shared by one of the participants, Leila, specifically in the Dublin based Southside Partnership Programme involved in the WEMIN project.

Leila was a participant in the WEMIN English classes and other WEMIN events. She has now found employment in an information technology firm and she believes that WEMIN helped her get to where she is today. She has written her story in her own words:
When I first came to Dublin my English level was good but I had difficulties to speak fluently or have a conversation with others. I knew that the only solution was PRACTICE. I started to do some online search to find English classes where I discovered WEMIN English Language & Communication class. Joining WEMIN English Language & Communication class was a relief for me, I could practice my English but also make friends, share experience and have a social life. I attended to several events organised by WEMIN such as International women Breakfast where I met interesting people. Thanks to this classes I feel that my English is way better, I made friends and I learnt a lot about the Irish culture. I could apply for a job and now I’m working and I’m fully integrated to the Irish society. Thank you WEMIN.

It is thanks to stories such as this one that the project’s objective to promote social inclusion of migrant and refugee women of all ages is possible. In the long term, by enabling migrant and refugee women to participate actively and competently in the host societies’ socio-cultural life, the participants are empowered and can feel included.

The project WEMIN (MIgrant Women Empowerment and Integration) focuses on implementing and promoting a pioneering integration model for migrant and refugee women of all ages in the communities involved. Currently, programs to address social, educational, and professional aspects of inclusion in eight countries throughout the European Union are taking place also through experience-sharing among partners and participants.

The following is a story shared by one of the participants, Leila, specifically in the Dublin based Southside Partnership Programme involved in the WEMIN project.

Leila was a participant in the WEMIN English classes and other WEMIN events. She has now found employment in an information technology firm and she believes that WEMIN helped her get to where she is today. She has written her story in her own words:
When I first came to Dublin my English level was good but I had difficulties to speak fluently or have a conversation with others. I knew that the only solution was PRACTICE. I started to do some online search to find English classes where I discovered WEMIN English Language & Communication class. Joining WEMIN English Language & Communication class was a relief for me, I could practice my English but also make friends, share experience and have a social life. I attended to several events organised by WEMIN such as International women Breakfast where I met interesting people. Thanks to this classes I feel that my English is way better, I made friends and I learnt a lot about the Irish culture. I could apply for a job and now I’m working and I’m fully integrated to the Irish society. Thank you WEMIN.

It is thanks to stories such as this one that the project’s objective to promote social inclusion of migrant and refugee women of all ages is possible. In the long term, by enabling migrant and refugee women to participate actively and competently in the host societies’ socio-cultural life, the participants are empowered and can feel included.