Menedék – the Hungarian Association for Migrants is planning to organize a meeting for migrant women
Menedék – the Hungarian Association for Migrants is planning to organize a meeting for migrant women currently living in Hungary. The meeting would like to provide an opportunity for the women to meet, exchange experiences, voice recommendations in order to improve their situation, and if there is a wish to act together in the future to represent migrant women in Hungary.
The meeting is on 8 November, Saturday at 10 am at DocuArt in IX. Erkel utca 15, at the corner of Ráday utca and Erkel utca. If you feel like joining, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
10:00 Introduction of participants, Ice-breaking game
10:30 Voices of migrant women – a historical perspective
11:00 Discussion / Coffee and cake
11:30 Problematic areas: legal status, access to education, employment
12:30 Participation in public life:
- Examples of already existing networks
- Presentations and discussion of future networking possibilities
13:30 Suggestions, feedback and closing remarks
in partnership with The European Women’s Lobby
With the support of
: 8 November, 2008 at 10 a.m.
: DocuArt, IX. Erkel utca 15. (corner of Ráday and Erkel utca)
Summary - Meeting for Migrant Women in Budapest
The first meeting of migrant women currently living in Hungary took place on November 8, 2008, in the organization of Menedék – the Hungarian Association for Migrants. The goal of the meeting was to provide an opportunity for migrant women to meet, exchange experiences, and voice recommendations in order to improve their situation.
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