Across the globe many women and girls still face discrimination on the basis of sex and gender. Gender inequality underpins many problems which disproportionately affect women and girls, such as domestic and sexual violence, lower pay, lack of access to education and inadequate healthcare. Female refugees and migrants in particular face heightened discrimination, violence and forced displacement at a time when support services are lacking.
As part of the occasion of the World Refugee Day, with the aim to build empathy and understanding for the plight of refugees and migrants and recognise their resilience in rebuilding their lives, the webinar “Women on the Frontlines: The Importance of the Empowerment of Female Refugees and Migrants for a Socially Inclusive Europe” brings together women from the field of social cohesion and women’s rights.
The webinar, put together by KAICIID Dialogue Centre, will address the challenges of social inclusion faced by female refugees and migrants, the actions currently being taken by key stakeholders to proactively support women and girls in their inclusion, and how intercultural and interreligious dialogue can contribute to building a more socially inclusive society. The webinar will also show a short video from the Network for Dialogue members, who share messages of solidarity and hope for the plight of refugees and migrants when moving to a new country.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.