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 2021

Reading and Writing with Rafika Kelly

Mondays: 9:30am-11am

Location: Furry Hill Community Centre

27th September to 20th December

Please phone or email by 23rd September to register

English Language and Conversation with Rafika Kelly
Mondays:11:30am-1pm

Location: Furry Hill Community Centre

27th September to 20th December

Please phone or email by 23rd September to register

English Language and Conversation with Marese Hegarty
Tuesdays: 10.00-11.30 am

Location: via Zoom
28th September to 21st December
Registration: Please phone or email by 24th September to register

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

Upcoming Multicultural Women's Breakfast dates for 2021:

23rd September - Introduction of the Autumn Programme. Location: Islamic Cultural Centre, Hall in Clonskeagh
14th October - Festival of Talent during DLR Social Inclusion week. Location: Myrtle Square, Dun Laoghaire
9th December - Holiday Bazaar of Arts, Crafts and Food. Location: Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Monkstown Go HERE for more information.

Multicultural Women's Breakfasts Past Events

"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 .