Migrant women are making significant and positive contributions to Ireland, economically, socially and culturally. Their experiences are diverse and varied. On the one hand, many migrant women experience discrimination. Their lives are structured around a combination of racial and gender inequalities. They are also overrepresented in the most marginalized and lowest paid jobs. On the other hand, migration has led to positive experiences for women. It has the potential to reshape gender relations and inequalities and enables many women to improve their lives and the lives of their families.
International Women's Breakfast
women4women network is organising regular International Women's Breakfasts in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. Women from different nationalities and cultures will meet to celebrate, to learn and to share information and food. These breakfasts are attracting many women in the county since summer 2011. They are organised every 4 – 6 weeks by the women4women network. Each breakfast is a feast of food from different countries as the women bring their own dish from their country of original. This is also a good opportunity to get to know women from the different areas in the county.
For more information on the dates of the Women's International Breakfast look up the NEWS section of this website
Bring a dish, bring a friend, all women are welcome!
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English Language and Communication Classes in DLR county
We are offering a range of English Language and Communication Classes for beginners and intermediate level in different parts of the DLR county. Venues are usually in Sandyford, Ballyogan, Dundrum and Dun Laoghaire.
For more information please at the women4women network and/or Southside Partnership Women's Programme leaflet or look up the news section of this website. Courses usually start in September and February over a period of 10 - 15 weeks in the morning.
For more information please call Marese or Rafika on 01 442 1004.
Intercultural Calendar for 2016
The content of this intercultural calendar has been compiled with meticulous care and to the best of our knowledge.
While we have made every effort to be as inclusive and representative as possible we cannot assume any liability if the calendar is not up-to-date or complete.
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Advancing Cultural Dialog - An intercultural project for women in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
In 2014 and the first half of 2015 the Southside Partnership ran an intercultural project for women from non-EU countries who recently arrived in Ireland. This project was funded by the European Integration Fund. The project offered a series training and integration events for migrant women living in DLR.
Many thanks to all participants!
The intercultural project is now finished. We are waiting for a new funding stream to be introduced. English classes and other classes for migrant and Irish women will continue.
The following courses will start soon:
3 English Language Support classes with different levels
Craft Taster Class
Exploring my Potential - Personal Development
A monthly Language
We will also continue to host our International Women’s Breakfasts in conjunction with women4women network. All women living in DLR are invited to celebrate, share food and work together. The breakfasts are organised every 5 – 7 weeks in different locations in the county. Please look up the dates for the next International Women's Breakfast in the news section of this website.
For more information please contact Daniela and Marese on phone 01 7060100 or call 087 6128740 or email to email@example.com
booklet in different languages - w4w international booklet
This project was co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund and is supported by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in the Department of Justice and Equality, and Pobal.
Dun Laoghaire Ethnic Minority Integration Forum
The dlr Social Inclusion Unit, in partnership with The New Communities Partnership (NCP) and supported by Southside Partnership have established an Integration Forum in the County.
The mission of the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Ethnic Minority Integration Forum is to work in collaboration with stakeholders that operate within the county of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown to ensure that their plans and policies reflect the social, cultural and economic needs of the ethnic minority communities in the county.
More information is available from the Social Inclusion Officer: Rebekah Fozzard
Phone: 01 204 7924
Islamic Cultural Centre in Ireland
In the years since its opening the ICCI has worked to build bridges between the Muslim community and the wider Irish community, both in a professional and social capacity.
One of the departments within the ICCI is that of the Women's section, its main purpose: to address the needs of Muslim women on a daily basis and to arrange educational workshops and courses for this purpose.
To learn more about the Women’s Department please see http://islamireland.ie/departments/women-department.html
For more information on the services available please see www.islamireland.ie
19 Roebuck Road
Phone: 01 208 0000
Dun Laoghaire Refugee Project
This is a group of volunteers working with young people who have come to Ireland seeking asylum. For more information see more on www.drp.ie
English Language Practice Group in Stillorgan Library
This is a drop-in for people who want to practice their English through informal conversation. The group is led by volunteers and is open to anyone who wishes to attend - there is no need to book or to be a member of the library.
Wednesdays from 6.30pm - 8pm in Stillorgan Library in St. Laurence's Park, Stillorgan
For more information please call 01 288 9655
Garda Diversity Committee
The Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Garda Diversity Committee was established in 2009. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life of ethnic minorities in Ireland by creating a platform of engagement between the diverse communities living and/or working in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and An Garda Siochana.
The current Committee has representatives from a range of diverse communities living and/or working in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown. The Committee would like to expand the group to include people from as many backgrounds as possible who would take part in various events that they plan and organise during the year. These events and workshops will be of relevance to people who have decided to make Ireland their home either for the long term or short term.
The Garda Diversity Committee can take up issues on behalf of people living or working in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown with the local Garda Siochana even if the issue has taken place in another Garda district.
If you would like to take part in the activities of the Committee or would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Akina Dada wa Africa (AkiDwA; Swahili for sisterhood) is a minority, ethnic-led, national network of African and migrant women living in Ireland. This non-governmental organisation with charitable status was established in August 2001 by a group of African women to address the needs of an expanding population of African and migrant women resident in Ireland. The organisation is a recognised authoritative and representative body for migrant women, irrespective of their national/ethnic background, tradition, religious beliefs, socio-economic or legal status. AkiDwA’s advocacy approach is based on a gender perspective and the organisation promotes an equal society, free of racism, discrimination and stereotyping. AkiDwA’s advocacy approach is based on strengthening migrant women’s voice, applying a gender perspective to policies and practices and promoting the equality of migrant women in Irish society, free of gender and racial stereotyping.
More information is available on www.akidwa.ie
Unit 2 Killarney Court
Phone: 01 834 9851
Mobile: 086 3096859
Cairde - Health Information and Advocacy Centre
Cairde is a community development organisation working to tackle health inequalities among ethnic minority communities by improving ethnic minority access to health services, and ethnic minority participation in health planning and delivery.
The centre provides information and support on medical card applications, GPs and hospitals, maternity services and social welfare.
More information on www.cairde.ie
19 Belvedere Place
Phone: 01 855 2111
Drop in 10am - 5pm Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday; 2pm - 5pm Wednesday
You can also email a worker that speak other language then English.
Crosscare Migrant Project (formerly Emigrant Advice) is an information, advocacy and referral organisation for migrants in vulnerable situations. It is a project of Crosscare, the Social Care Agency of the Dublin Archdiocese. Crosscare Migrant Project works with intending, existing and returning Irish emigrants, as well as new migrants in Ireland.
To find out more about the Migrant Project go to www.migrantproject.ie
Crosscare Migrant Project has also created an easy to use multipurpose resource/website. It provides general information on rights in five languages as well as exploring culture, language, history, society and participation in Ireland.- www.livinginireland.ie/
Crosscare Migrant Project:
1 Cathedral Street
Phone: 01 873 2844
Refugee Legal Service
Confidential and independent legal services for persons applying for asylum in Ireland.
Find more information on www.legalaidboard.ie
Freephone 1800 23 83 43
Mon to Fri from 9.15am - 5.30pm
Immigrant Council of Ireland
The Immigrant Council of Ireland’s (ICI) Information and Support Service provides information about the immigration system for people who come to Ireland to visit, work, study or live.
Also available: information on 'Independent Immigration status for non-EEA nationals experiencing domestic violence'
The Information, Support and Referral Service can be contacted by telephone on (01) 674 0200 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm. The service is closed on Wednesdays.
For more information go to www.immigrantcouncil.ie
St Andrew Street
Phone: Information Service (01) 674 0200
Phone: Administration (01) 674 0202
The New Communities Partnership
NCP also offers a free service for immigrants who are applying for Citizenship which would be of interest to new communities. Citizenship Application Support Service offers a free service for immigrant who are applying for citizenship.
It is aimed at applicants intending to apply for naturalisation as Irish Citizens.
For FREE Support & Information call Citizenship Application Support Service on 01 6713887
For free drop – in – service: Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am – 4 pm New Communities Partnership, 10 Cornmarket, Dublin 8
' Women's Space' is a new space in Dublin for migrant women to link with other women.
Women are welcome to come along on the first Friday of each month to talk, learn, laugh, network, study, discuss, advice and ask advice.
All women are welcome on the first Friday of every month from 11 am - 1 pm.
Phone: 01 671 3639
Migrant Women experiencing Domestic Violence
Information in 4 different languages French, Polish, Russian and Chinese (Mandarin) is available here (link to dv leaflets).
Telephone Interpretation Service of Women's Aid:
If English is not your first language, Women's Aid can help you.
The Women's Aid National Freephone Helpline can offer support women in over 170 languages through our Telephone Interpretation Service.
If you would like to speak to Women's Aid call the Helpline on
1800 341 900 (open 10am to 10pm, 7 days a week):
• Tell Women's Aid what language you speak.
• They will ask you to hold. This process takes a few minutes. Please wait until They come back to you.
•Women's Aid will connect you with an interpreter.
•The interpreter will then help you to speak to Women's Aid in your own language.
This service is free and confidential.
www.nwci.ie - National Women's Council Of Ireland - The central purpose of the National Women's Council of Ireland is to promote women's rights and women's equality. They also work on Integration and Anti - racism.