Posted in Articles on 22 Jun 2021
During May-June 2021, we worked with 14-16 immigrant women living in Hungary, online for 5 sessions, recruiting mainly through emails and Facebook, in groups and through a separate Facebook event. We met online (via Zoom) for 5 sessions, lasting 2.5 hours each with one short break. We worked in small groups, in a large group and in pairs as well. At the end of the process the groups presented the scenes to each other, without any external audience. Image theatre, improvisation, movement, working with accents, creating short scenes in small groups based on real experiences.Read Post >
Posted in Articles on 21 Jun 2021
Between 11th of May and 10th of June 2021 Austria delivered the second exciting pilot of Fem Talks Forum CirclesTM in Graz, hosted by InterACT. Women from Syria, Iran, Egypt, and Mongolia attended four sessions, all willing to discuss, to develop self-action plans, to create smart goals for themselves to increase empowerment and development in their personal lives here in Austria. The group supported one another as they embarked on this experience together and learnt a lot from engaging and listening to their peers. In all Circles the atmosphere was very productive, creative, and focused on ongoing processes. After finishing the programme all participants were overly excited, surprised, and satisfied how much they could benefit from the group circles for their personal live and empowerment especially in job finding, further education and finding new challenges.Read Post >
Posted in Articles on 14 Jun 2021
Soumia has been a real discovery during the Italian Pilot of the FemTalks Forum project. Soumia is a very young woman of Moroccan origin, she has 3 children and she has been married for 9 years, exactly since she moved from Morocco to Italy. She has a diploma in her country, worth little in Italy, but she is very smart, intelligent and objectively beautiful. Her smile is contagious. Hers was an "arranged" marriage by the couple's cousins, but - Soumia says with shining eyes - it was immediately a "love marriage".Read Post >
Posted in Articles on 08 Jun 2021
The circles of the second Italian Pilot of FemTalks forum project were held from 22nd to 31st May 2021, in presence, after a long period of working behind a computer. During these months of restrictions and smart working, we've become accustomed to "streamlining" our time, squeezing in short online training to ensure our work is successful ... despite it all. And in much, certainly, we have benefited.Read Post >
Posted in Articles on 07 Jun 2021
On the 25th and 26th of March Inova Consultancy ran two parts of a successful online workshop aimed at encouraging international women (those living in a different country to their birth country) to build their confidence through the use of dramatic techniques, movement, theatre skills and storytelling. We had 13 wonderful international women in attendance across the two sessions who were able to experience and utilise our taught drama techniques to help boost key qualities of leadership, entrepreneurial skills, and communication skills, as well as self-reliance.Read Post >
Posted in Articles on 08 Dec 2020
The circles of the first Italian Pilot were held from 6 to 13 November 2020. Two weeks after the closing of the theatre pilot (see our video interview on the training). We are happy to have succeeded in an action that had become complex, because we decided to provide this training in presence despite all the regional restrictions duo to covid we had to respect, to ensure a more authentic relationship between the participants.Read Post >
Posted in Articles on 28 May 2020
FemTalks Forum Platform Development
We are proud to announce that the FemTalks platform is now online!
So we thought it would be nice to talk a little bit about the development process of the platform from start to finish.
You can read the first part of the development phase in this article on the FemTalks Forum website. Briefly recapping this article, we can read about the FemTalks website and the initial steps of development. We started off by envisioning a persona called Mesima to represent or target group of the platform.
Once we had this representation, s...
Posted in Articles on 02 Oct 2019
One European project. Two challenging IT tasks.
By partnering up with the Belgian Odisee University College as the IT partner in the FemTalks Forum project we are developing the project website as well as the digital FemTalks Forum Platform.
The project website is already live and used to disseminate information about the project. Here you are able to find blog posts as well as some of the finished intellectual outputs for the project. While developing this website, we took the opportunity to work with, to us, unfamiliar new technologies.
For the geeks among us, the bl...
Posted in Articles on 30 Jul 2019
FemTalks Forum is a European endorsed project that combines different training methodologies into a single learning programme to empower female migrants. It is designed to help migrant women to integrate more easily into their new host country, overcome social barriers, find work or set up a business. The main aims of the project are to foster social inclusion and change the narratives of female migrants; it is also intended to improve the image of migrants in the EU and tackle stereotypes.
The women who take part in the project will be given the opportunity to develop a variety of ...
Posted in Articles on 24 Jul 2019
Female Migrants in Austria:
19% of all women living in Austria were born in foreign countries. Overall women are clearly represented in the area of family migration, but significantly under-represented in the area of qualified migration. Women face complex and intersectional challenges, barriers and problems. In order to understand the specific phenomena, there is further need to analyse the gender hierarchy and the relevant political and societal framework and dynamics– especially in the field of migration, work, education, media and social welfare.
Focus Group: Well integrated migrants face...Read Post >