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Women and citizens

Informative workshops and leaflets introduced immigrant women to the values of French society, whilst also promoting knowledge of their rights and tackling discrimination and violence against them.

Project dates 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2011
Total budget€81 000
EU contribution50%
Name of the entity managing the projectCIDFF (Centre d'Information sur les Droits des Femmes et des Familles) Montargis

Project Description

CIDFF set up informative workshops focused on the values of French society, such as rights and obligations, and knowledge of French institutions. The workshops were designed to encourage personal development and were moulded to the particular needs of women.

This project simultaneously sought to promote immigrant women’s knowledge of their rights, and to combat discrimination and violence against them. The knowledge gained and the increased feeling of self-worth allow the women to be more autonomous to engage more with society.

An evaluation of these workshops, together with the leaflets prepared for them, was used to produce an information guide and to organise an interdepartmental conference.

Benefits and results

Over the course of one year, 54 women attended 70 organised workshops, while the interdepartmental conference was attended by 103 people.

The project allowed women to question the world and the society in which they live. They contributed to the project by producing the guide (they were involved in both the text and the design elements), by organising the interdepartmental conference, and by participating in the dissemination of ideas developed in the workshops.

The project involved a diverse team of professionals, including a lawyer, a psychologist and a graphic designer who helped produce a fun and interesting booklet.

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