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Speak Out! Empowering Migrant, Refugee and Ethnic Minority Women against Gender Violence in Europe

In March, 2011, the Aleksanteri Institute will join the multi-national Speak Out! Empowering Migrant, Refugee and Ethnic Minority Women against Gender Violence in Europe project team. The project continues previous research carried out at the Institute in the 2000s on Russian crisis centres and migration to Finland from Eastern Europe. Dr Aino Saarinen and researcher Kaarina Aitamurto will be responsible for the research activities, while the NGO partner in development work will be Monika – Multicultural Women´s Association, which is based in Helsinki.

The objectives are to support migrant women in combating gender violence and in facilitating networks between women and local social services. Among the involved migrant communities will be women from Russia and Eastern Europe.

Funding for 2011–2012 comes from the Daphne III Programme, which is run by the DG Justice, Freedom and Security. Coordination takes place at the University of Padua, and the other partners include municipal bodies, foundations and migrants' own organisations in Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.

(European Commission: Directorate General Justice, Freedom and Security (EC – DG Justice, Freedom and Security); Daphne III – Action Grants 2009-2010)

News

  • 23.5.2013 Project report (in Finnish) and guide book (Finnish & Russian) was published at a miniseminar organised at the Aleksanteri Institute. Press release (in Finnish)
  • 26.2.2013 OTTAKAA PUHEEKSI! -research seminar (in Finnish) at the Aleksanteri Institute. Read more in Aleksanteri News 1/2013 (p.8)
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Duration: March 2010- 2012

Research Group: Dr. Aino Saarinen
Researcher Kaarina Aitamurto


Funging European Commission: Directorate General Justice, Freedom and Security (EC – DG Justice, Freedom and Security); Daphne III – Action Grants 2009-2010
Contact information:

Dr. Aino Saarinen

phone +358-(0)9-191 23629
fax +358 9 191 23615
aino.saarinen[at]helsinki.fi

P.O.Box 42 (Unioninkatu 33)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

 

 

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Dr. Aino Saarinen and researcher Kaarina Aitamurto from the Aleksanteri Institute will be responsible for the research activities of the multi-national: "Speak Out! Empowering Migrant, Refugee and Ethnic Minority Women against Gender Violence in Europe".


 

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