“Migrant women are not vulnerable, we are vulnerabilised!” This is the common thread that tied all the different interventions of the speakers for this webinar, “Weaving Politics Together: Stories of Collective Resistance of Migrant Women in Europe” on 24 February 2022. This online dialogue session, discussing the political strategies of migrant women in Europe, was organised by Red Latinas, a member of WIDE+ Migration and Gender Working Group. The event was supported by WIDE+.
Deborah Carlos-Valencia from Melissa Network, shared how the organisation came into existence where it started by providing practical support for refugee women in Greece and now has grown in an association with over 500 partners. Mercedes Rodriguez from Red Latinas explained the rich and active political work of the association in Spain with its political agenda focusing on human rights, political participation, and tackling gender-based violence. Silvia Dumitrache from ADRI Association shared the political advocacy work of her organisation to promote the rights of Romanian women in Italy. Martha Salazar, from KULU, WIMN and Wo-Mi, reflected on an upcoming WIDE+ paper that tracks the funding flows of the EU going to migrant women associations. The session was moderated by Marisol Herreño, Red Latinas, Spain.