Migration, Integration & Inclusion

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.

Our activities

  • 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.

Migration, Integration & Inclusion is part of the programme Social justice & poverty

We also conduct work in the field of European migration as part of our Europe programme.

Grantees

Magnificent (Katelijne de With )

Magnificent', a store with a heart

Support for Ukrainian refugees: clothing (clothes, shoes, underwear, hygiene), cultural and social (books, meetings) and administrative (employment, accommodation).

Funds and philanthropic tools

Team4Job (Fund Friends of)

Philanthropists support projects of the asbl Team4Job, which pursues equal opportunities in accessing gainful employment through mentoring.

Interface3 (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support projects of Interface3, a Brussels-based training centre for women seeking employment.

Stories

Promoting critical thinking and self-expression

Migration, Integration & Inclusion

"The women are encouraged to develop a critical view of the world around them and to play an active role in society."
Stéphanie Demeestère
ADIF Infor-Femmes

More than a roof over your head

Housing Migration, Integration & Inclusion

In late 2019 Zinab, from Syria, moved with her children into a home in Boechout. A good reason for a festive diner.

The search for somewhere to live: yes, but not alone!

Migration, Integration & Inclusion Housing

This photo was taken before the COVID-19 crisis. "The ‘sliding tenancy’ reassures owners and increases the opportunities for vulnerable people to find somewhere to live."
Amancay Egas Torres
Collectif de Femmes