Intercultural Programme

women4women network dlr and the Southside Partnership Women's Programme organise regular International Women's Breakfasts in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, very often in conjunction with different organisations. Migrants4Migrants are a voluntary group of women from diverse cultures, who offer a free confidential support/information service to migrants in DLR County in multiple languages. This service will be available every Wednesday from 10am-1pm. Please contact Rafika at rafika.kelly@sspship.ie or on 087 7203665 for more information.

Southside Partnership Women's Integration Programme Autumn 2022

English Language and Communication with Marese Hegarty
Tuesdays: 10.00-11.30 am
Location: Furry Hill Community Centre, Sandyford Rd, D16 Y6X9
Starting 12th September

To register or for more information contact Rafika on 087 7203665 or 01 442 1004


Multicultural Women's Breafasts

6th October 10am-1pm - In celebration of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Festival of Social Inclusion.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Hall, Marine Rd, Dun Laoghaire A96 K6C9

15th December - Hosted by Women's Voice DLR - Supporting women to Speak Up!
Samuel Beckett Community Facility, Ballyogan D18 HT72


Multicultural Women's Breakfasts Past Events

First Multi-Cultural Women's Mini Festival

On a sunny day in June 2021 we enjoyed coming together again in person - music, dancing and a variety of hand crafted goods for sale. Thanks to Valeria Patarushina for the excellent video she made from the day! Go HERE to watch it.

"Looking Forward"

At a recent breakfast in January 2021, we had the pleasure of hearing from author, speaker, life coach and mentor
Jennie Cruise. She has kindly recorded a video specifically for women4women network to further explain and demonstrate the breathing techniques she introduced to us. Click on her picture to watch the video!

WEMIN - A EUROPEAN FUNDED INTEGRATION PROJECT January 2018 - December 2019

An exciting programme involving migrant and Irish women took place during 2018-2019

Following is information regarding what the programme involved.

Migrant /refugee women and local women from the county were involved in activities that will took place from October 2018 to November 2019. These activities included:

  • Language and cultural training for migrant and refugee women – from October 2018 to November 2019.
  • Empowerment training for migrant and refugee women – from January to November 2019
  • Small group mentoring sessions for migrant and refugee women - from January to November 2019
  • Crafts and culture workshops for migrant and refugee women, and women from the local community/ local Arts & Crafts groups– from June to October 2019.

These courses and activities supported integration, improved language skills and allowed for better access to employment and social activity. This programme was organised by the Women’s Programme of Southside Partnership DLR CLP. Participation in all the activities being run through WEMIN were free.

The WEMIN project (Migrant Women Empowerment and Integration) was funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) of the European Union. WEMIN aimed at implementing and promoting a pioneering integration model for migrant and refugee women of all ages living in EU countries. More information on the project website: www.wemin-project.eu .