Equal opportunities of migrant women

The position of migrant women in Czech society is still unequal. They are exploited and discriminated against in the family, at the workplace, in health care, and in access to free legal aid.
The impact of the project, which focused on these women, was very effective: we provided specific assistance to 1,130 women. In the area of system-oriented changes, we managed to stop proposals that would worsen the status of migrant women (commercial health insurance, the issue of family reunification of certain categories of foreigners etc.), we contributed extensive material to the Sixth Periodic Report on the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. A new section of the website for migrant women in the Czech and Russian languages has been created, we elaborated on the Analysis of the Position of Migrant Men and Women in the Czech Republic, we have distributed three of our sub-analyses and three policy papers and organised three public debates followed by three campaigns to improve the position of migrant men and women in our country. The exchange stays with Norwegian experts, particularly with the Andersen, Bache-Wiig AS law firm, which specialises in legal aid to migrants and refugees, were very useful.
We have also managed to involve the target group of migrant women as new volunteers. The main benefit of the project is the improvement of the position of individual migrants and, in general, repeatedly bringing forward the topic on the level of both politics and the media.

Organization Organizace pro pomoc uprchlíkům, z.s.
Topic Equal opportunities

Česká republika

Amount 1 475 077 CZK
Date of project implementation 01.05.2015 - 30.06.2016
Norwegian partner Andersen Bach - Wiig
Website www.opu.cz