How migrant (including refugee) women and women’s rights groups are countering violence against migrant and refugee Women

21 February 2019, 3.00-4.30 PM (GMT+1)

This webinar is the first of three webinars:

  • 28 March 2019: Counter Voices of migrant and refugee Women against neo-right Populism.
  • 4 April 2019: A Feminist perspective on migrant and refugee Women in the Economy.

It is part of the project: “Strengthening Innovative Solutions to Protect Female Migrant and Refugee Rights“, organized by WIDE+, Atina, KULU Women and Development, Calala Women’s Fund, GADIP, Latin American and Caribbean Women Network, and others. It is supported in part by a grant from the Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the Human rights Initiative of the Open Society Foundations.

To register:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FmDcjTfmTDCv0deLw6oejA

Moderator: Daniela Fontaine López, communications officer at Calala Women’s Fund.

Speakers

Self-organized migrant women taking action against Gender Based Violence in Spain

Valentina Longo, and Silvina Monteros – researchers and members @ Network of Latin American and Caribbean Women

longoThis presentation will explain how the network has been able to collectively advocate for a better protection of Violence against migrant Women in Spain, and what they have learned together from their collective Agency. The Latin American and Caribbean Network is a network of 13 self-organized migrant/Diaspora women organizations in Spain that advocates for the defence of women migrant rights.

How to deal with the two-year trap law in Sweden in order to protect migrant women from violence

Nezik Keshto – lawyer and head of operations @ Terrafem Göteborg

keshto
The “rules of two years” (in English) is a Swedish law that makes it difficult for migrant women to leave a violent relationship; this presentation will explain what Terrafem can do and what problems it faces in protecting migrant women from partner violence. Terrafem offers support, information about rights and legal advice to women and girls of another ethnicity who have been victims of violence.

Women’s rights associations and the Shortcomings in protecting refugee and migrant Women from Violence in Serbia

Jelena Hnrjak – Program manager @ Atina

hrnjalThis presentation will share strategies that Atina has used to respond to shortcomings in the implementation of the Istanbul convention on Violence Against Women for women on the move in Serbia. Atina was founded to stop and support women’s trafficking and has since then enlarged its programmes to support women in the asylum process and integration into Serbian society.