Despite making up 50% of the world’s refugees and migrants, gender is rarely considered as part of the challenge for displaced women. Mina Jaf, Founder & director of Women Refugee Route, says that the realities of a woman’s experience as a refugee or migrant must be recognised and integrated into policy making.
Towards the end of 2017, Women Refugee Route was invited to share insights on the position of women in a refugee situation in today’s migration policy and practice. The contribution was part of the Friends of Europe ‘Global Flows: Migration and Security’ report. It takes stock of the efforts made in gender mainstreaming this policy […]
Women Refugee Route’s founder and director Mina Jaf has been named one of the most influential European activists under 30 by Forbes Magazine. “I am honoured to be part of this list and happy to see that topics related to migration and the challenges faced by refugees and asylum seekers, especially women, are gaining more recognition and […]
Women are not here to follow – We are here to lead! On Wednesday, 29 November 2017, Mina Jaf was awarded the Women of Europe Award 2017 in the category “Women in Youth Activism”. The awards are organised by the European Movement International and the European Women’s Lobby, and are handed out annually to honour women […]
Women and girls who flee conflict, crisis and natural disasters, or who migrate for other reasons, such as domestic violence or poverty, face specific threats, including human trafficking, exploitation and sexual violence and a denial of their basic human rights. Yet there is a lack of interest and understanding for the specific situation of women […]
Dialogue on the Istanbul Convention and the Universal Rights of Female Migrants Friday 24 November, 18:00, Copenhagen, Denmark
The WRR Forum Week was a new concept which we carried out for the first time this summer on Lesvos island. Our goal was to make the most of our one-week stay in Mytiline and provide trainings for refugee women and volunteers, while also conducting field research and learn about the situation on the island first hand.
From 25 to 28 May 2017, WRR held a series different trainings together with our partners Melissa Network, Khora House and Health Point Foundation in Athens.
This year’s Annual General Conference of the European Council on Refugee and Exiles (ECRE) together with the UNHCR-NGO Consultations took place on 16-18 October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.