Welcome to this episode of our podcast, where we delve into the compelling topic of “Women and Girls’ Refugee Experiences: Overcoming Challenges and Navigating Settlement in European Host Societies.” Throughout this engaging discussion, we had the privilege of hearing firsthand accounts from refugee women and girls residing in Europe, shedding light on the unique hurdles they often encounter, including gender-related discrimination, violence, and sexual abuse. Our esteemed panellists emphasized the importance of inclusivity, highlighting the need for collaboration and partnership rather than merely providing assistance. By intertwining their heartfelt reflections with empowering personal narratives, this episode promises to leave a lasting impact.
This episode was organized as a webinar under the REFUGE-ED project, and it provided valuable insights into the challenges faced by refugee and migrant women in Europe. The speakers emphasized the importance of accepting immigrants wholeheartedly and giving them the opportunity to voice their experiences. They stressed the need to differentiate between the different groups and categories of women and girls of refugees, as their age, nationality, reason for migration, and other factors affect their situation. It is essential to provide these women with the necessary support and attention to ensure their well-being and integration into society.
Guests in this episode:
Flora Enifo, MIST
Roseline Eguabor, CISS
Nour Abdulsalam, Support Group Network
Annie Raykov, IOM
Tiziana Chiappelli, Univerity of Florence