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Conference Takes Place Today

Posted by Coman Communications on May 27, 2004

The Women’s Empowerment Project is expecting a good turn-out for the one-day conference ‘Women in Exile – a global perspective’.

The aim of this conference is to explore global perspectives around issues of migration, globalisation and refugees, and to celebrate the achievements of women refugees in the UK.  It will also provide an opportunity to focus on the African continent in relation to the portrayal and representation of the experiences of women.

The conference will include a presentation on media and refugee representation and a performance by Artists in Exile.  For full details of the programme click on the link below.

Women in Exile conference programme


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Women in Exile – one-day conference

Posted by Coman Communications on May 1, 2004

The Women’s Empowerment Project, in collaboration with of Millennium Awards and Medical Foundation, is holding a one-day conference on Women in Exile: A Global Perspective.

The objectives of the conference are: 

  • to provide a platform and give a voice to women whose experiences are unshared and untold
  • to raise awareness around issues that specifically affect women who are refugees in the UK
  • to consider the reasons for migration from African countries
  • to promote positive images of women who are refugees in the UK
  • to provide networking opportunities for Second Tier organisations, academics, service providers and those working in development in relation to Africa
Who should attend?
  • African Community organisations that provide services to refugee women
  • Second Tier organisations that support refugee organisations
  • Students and researchers
  • Mainstream organisations that provide support to African refugee women
  • Anyone that has an interest in Africa and women’s issues

Event details:

Date:  Thursday 27 May 2004

Time:  9.30am to 4.30pm

Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, WC1

Tickets:  Free (travel costs will be reimbursed)

Creche: available at venue on a first come first served basis

Booking: contact TWEP office

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