Encouraging dialogue on issues of migration and improving the socio-economic situation of migrant women.
Belgium is becoming a hyper-diverse society. Almost as many women as men migrate to Belgium, but female migrants who arrive within the context of (official) asylum procedures or through family reunification constitute a particularly vulnerable group. Isolation, administrative dependence on a spouse and low levels of employment are just some of the many difficulties they may face. The King Baudouin Foundation is striving to improve the socio-economic position of women of migrant origin by supporting organisations that implement innovative neighbourhood initiatives.
- we provide support for initiatives that encourage the integration and employment of migrant women
- we gather information in a barometer of data relating to gender-based integration and employment
- and we support a project, led by Egmont (the Royal Institute for International Relations) in partnership with the European Policy Centre, which aims to stimulate thinking among stakeholders about the challenges relating to immigration in Belgium within a wider European context.