Event: Migrant Women Stand Up to Covid-19

What: Online Conference

When: Tuesday, 12th May 2020

What time: 2.30pm-4.30pm

Registration through Eventbrite

The current global pandemic, Covid-19 is not only a public health issue, it has created uncertainty and fear of the unknown for everyone in society. However, communities around the world continue to stand strong, complying with the measures as spelled out by national governments so as to put this crisis to an end. Migrant women quite often find themselves in more vulnerable situations, especially if they don’t have access to information or support and have difficulties in navigating the Irish systems, despite this they continue to manage and keep their families safe.

The objective of the Migrant Women Stand Up to Covid-19 conference is to provide a platform where migrant women will receive information and support. The conference will also give the women an opportunity to share their experiences, fears, strength and concerns and more importantly coping mechanisms.

The discussions will focus on five key major areas which are at greater risk due to lock down, these key main areas are: 1) Mental Health, 2) Reproductive Health, 3) Economic and Social Impact, 4) Family and Children, 5) Domestic Violence

The event’s speakers include:

Anita Ghafoor Butt – Communication Manager, CPP, HSE

Rosemary Kunane – CEO- Dignity Partnership

Ravind Jeawan – CEO- Talk Therapy Dublin

Adeline Ogunnowo – CEO -Breakforth

Naomi Mashetti – Manager, Cork Migrant Centre

Sarah Benson- CEO Women’s Aid

Moderator: Salome Mbugua – AkiDwA

You can register your attendance for free through Eventbrite. The link with details to accessing the online conference will then be sent to your email. Click here to register. 

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