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Women on the Move: Precarious Journeys, 22 April 2016


On Friday 22 April, MEPs Mairead McGuinness and Mary Honeyball (UK-Labour Party) will host a meeting to discuss the plight of women refugees. Ms Honeyball is the author of the European Parliament’s Report on the situation of women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU. The meeting will host representatives of NGOs that are on the front-line in helping women refugees. The event is organised jointly with the Immigrant Council of Ireland.

The plight of refugees has been before our eyes for the past number of years. Images of thousands on the march appear on our TV screens every day. But we rarely get a close look at the details of the individual refugees. The plight of women refugees is especially poignant. and will be the subject of the roundtable on Friday 22 April 2016.


Ms Nusha Yonkova, Anti-Trafficking Manager, Immigrant Council of Ireland (Chair)
Welcome and overview of the ICI work on the issue

Ms Mairead McGuinness, MEP
Welcome and update on work in the European Union on the issue

Ms Mary Honeyball, UK MEP
The situation of women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU: The European Parliament’s response to the crisis

Ms Salome Mbugua, CEO of Wezesha
Women on the move and gender-based violence: healing the wounds of war

Mr Barry Magee, Chairman of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal
Determining gender-based claims for asylum

Mr Jody Clarke, UNHCR
UNHCR Research on women on the move and their needs in the current crisis

Ms Razan Ibraheem, Syrian Journalist and Activist
Syrian Women – Before and After

Ms Heilean Rosenstock-Armie, Anti Trafficking Coordinator, ICI
Introduction to the ICI Tracks Project

Mr Brian Killoran, CEO, ICI

Round of Introductions and Q&A

EP Resolution on The situation of women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU
Website: Immigrant Council of Ireland
Press Release
Photo gallery