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MIGRAPromote Integration by Awareness Raising and CounsellingItaly - Austria – SlovakRepublic – Czech Republic – HungaryFundedbythe European Union „Europe for Citizens Programme” andthe Austrian Federal Minister of Women andCivil ServiceProject coordinator: Rosemarie Ertl


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Information about

  • the objectives of MIGRA

  • the politics of migration and integration

  • legal and social conditions of female migrants

  • laws and organisations to protect from discrimination

  • counselling centres for female migrants


The aims and objectives of migra

The Aims and Objectives of MIGRA

  • Raising the awareness for the specific needs and problems of female migrants

  • Provide information on the legal conditions

  • Contribute to a change of attitude

  • Trainings for the counselling of female migrants

    Eleven partners from Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and the Slovak Republic create a strong network of actors from public institutions and NGOs.


Workshops 1

Workshops (1)

  • Workshops atcounselling centres for female migrants:

  • PEREGRINA: Legal Basics

  • AFRA: Anti-Discrimination & Mentoring for Migrants to Increase Political Participation

  • LEFÖ: Psychological Counselling for Female Immigrants of Latin America

  • ORIENT EXPRESS: Forced Marriage

  • MITEINANDER LERNEN: Counselling/Psychotherapy for Women with Migrant Background


Workshops 2

Workshops (2)

  • Expert workshopswithpartnerorganisations:

  • the Ombud for Equal Treatment

  • the Federal Minister for Women and Civil Service

  • the Womens’ Department of Salzburg

  • the Counselling Centre for Women in Salzburg

    Topics ofthe expert workshops:

  • the Equal Treatment Act

  • basics of the Austrian Law on Migration


Transnational

Transnational

Seminars in

  • Bratislava 2.3.2010 - HRL – The Human Rights League

  • Prague 26./27.4.2010 - Gender Studies o.p.s.

  • Bozen 27./28.5.2010 - Donne Nissá

    International Conference

  • Vienna 29.6.2010


Transnational partners

Transnational Partners

  • MONA – Foundation for the Women in Hungary, Budapest

  • Gender Studies o.p.s., Prague, Czech Republic

  • HRL – The Human Rights League (Liga za ľudské práva), Bratislava, Slovak Republic

  • Donne Nissà – Counselling Centre for Female Migrants, Bozen, Italy


Foreign population

Foreign Population

  • Austria10.3%

  • Italy 5.0%

  • Czech Repulic 3.3%

  • Hungary 1.8%

  • Slovak Republic 0.8%

    Source: EUROSTAT, OECD, Statistic Austria, 2007/Update 2009


Foreign population in austria

Foreign Population in Austria

  • Germany (15%)

  • Serbia and Montenegro (15%)

  • Turkey (12%)

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (10%)


Conditions on the labour market

Conditions on the Labour Market

  • Double discrimination

  • Inferior education

  • Part time jobs and low income

  • Blue collar positions in factories, as shop assistants, waitresses, care givers or cleaners


Legal framework

Legal Framework

Laws

  • The Austrian Immigration Law - residence permits

  • The Asylum Law - status of asylum seekers

  • The Aliens’ Employment Act - work permissions

    Special features

  • Quotas for immigration and employment

  • Integration agreement

  • Knowledge of the language

  • Residence permit and work permit


Protection against discrimination

ProtectionAgainstDiscrimination

Institution for counselling and support

  • Ombud for Equal Treatment at work irrespective of ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, age or sexual orientation

  • Ombud for Ethnic Equality in goods and services

    Equal Treatment Act (since 2004)


Counselling centres 1

Counselling Centres (1)

PEREGRINA – Educational, Counselling andTherapyCentrefor Immigrant Women

Services forfemalemigrants & theirfamilies

  • Legal & Social Counselling

  • Psychological Counselling & Therapy

  • Educational Offers: (computer-based) German courseswithchildcare, diploma

  • Educational Counselling


Counselling centres 2

Counselling Centres (2)

AFRA – International Center for Black Women‘sPerspectives

  • Tools to fight racism, sexual harassment and sexism as well as any form of discrimination in everyday life

  • Raising public awareness for the situation of black people

  • Counselling: health, politics, employment, education

  • Project: MIMPOL – Immigrant Women into Politics


Counselling centres 3

Counselling Centres (3)

LEFÖ – Counselling, Education and Support for Migrant Women

  • Counselling CentreforLatin Women

  • Education Centre: German languagecourses, computercourses, diploma

  • TAMPEP: Health- und HIV/AIDS Preventionamong Migrant SexWorkers – international

  • Intervention CentreforTrafficked Women


Counselling centres turkish women

Counselling Centres - Turkish Women

ORIENT EXPRESS

MITEINANDER LERNEN/BIRLIKTE ÖGRENELIM

Legal, socialandhealthcounselling e.g. in thecaseof

  • divorce, separation

  • violence, abuse, rape

  • generationconflicts

    Educational offers

  • German languagecourseswithchildcare

  • diploma


Counselling centres turkish women1

Counselling Centres - Turkish Women

ORIENT EXPRESS

  • Female genital mutilation

  • Arranged or forced marriage

    MITEINANDER LERNEN/BIRLIKTE ÖGRENELIM

  • Child guidance

  • Counselling ofinstitutions

  • Selfdefenseforwomenandgirls

  • Therapy


Www frauenberatung eu

www.frauenberatung.eu

European Projects of the

Network of Austrian Counselling Centres

for Women and Girls


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