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COVID19: Migrant women in Europe resisting increased abuse and precariousness II / COVID-19: Mujeres migrantes en Europa resisten ante el aumento de abusos y precariedad II
This webinar is part of a series of two webinars that will be available in English and Spanish.

Este seminario en línea hace parte de una serie de dos Webinars que estarán disponibles en inglés y español

En estos seminarios en línea se compartirán experiencias comunes de mujeres y niñas migrantes -refugiadas, trabajadoras domésticas, reunificadas, indocumentadas, etc.- que afrontan las medidas tomadas frente a la COVID-19 en Europa. Destacará cómo las mujeres migrantes han trabajado juntas para brindar apoyo, espacios seguros y acción colectiva a través de campañas e incidencia política. Se resaltarán experiencias en Alemania, España, Serbia, Bélgica y Europa, incluyendo recomendaciones políticas, como por ejemplo algunas dadas para el Plan de Recuperación para Europa.

Each webinar will share common experiences of migrant women and girls -refugees, domestic workers, those part of family reunification, undocumented, etc.- coping under COVID measures in Europe. It will highlight how migrant women have worked together to provide essential support, safe spaces, and collective action through campaigning and advocacy. It will outline experiences in Germany, Spain, Serbia and Belgium and Europe, including providing political recommendations, such as for the EU recovery fund.

Read here about the speakers in Spanish: https://buff.ly/2BcpLK7

In this webinar Marcela de la Peña Valdivia will present conclusions from her recent study on migrant women in care chains under the COVID19 pandemic. Based in Belgium, De la Peña Valdivia is a consultant in different capacities (research, training, management, etc.) on gender issues, especially working with migrant women.
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Jennifer Kamau
Co-founder of International Women Space (IWS) @Germany
IWS is an anti-racist feminist group consisting of refugee and migrant women as well as women without this experience. The group was formed during the occupation of Oranienplatz (a square in Berlin’s district of Kreuzberg) and the Gehart-Hauptmann School in Berlin-Kreuzberg. IWS fosters solidarity and cooperation among migrant women, publishes books and organizes campaigns, protests and conferences on the topics of seeking asylum and migrant women’s struggles. In 2017, IWS organized a two-day conference in Berlin "Als ich nach Deutschland Kam" (When I came to Germany). IWS is supporting women in asylum centres, among others, during the COVID pandemic.
Thamara Cruz
Founder of Siempre VZW @Belgium
Thamara Cruz has been working in the field of social gender justice and promoting the artisan sector in the development of rural, community and design projects. In Mexico, she was the founder of Development of Crafts Projects and Design (DEPROART A.C.). In Belgium, Cruz is founder of the organization SIEMPRE. The aim of this organization is to make women from Latin American and the Caribbean living in Belgium visible, promote their participation and offer activities to support the well-being of migrant women.
Julissa Jauregui
Alianza por la Solidaridad @Spain
Jauregui, political scientist expert on migration, will present a Spanish-wide political movement, #RegularizacionYa (#RegularizationNow), which is led by migrant and anti-racist organizations and supported by more than 1,300 civil society organizations. The movement has just presented a Non-legislative Motion into the Spanish Parliament for the regularization of 600.000 migrants in irregular administrative situation in Spain, which was backed by 5 parliamentary groups.