Peer Empowerment Programme for Achievement of Migrant Women
PEPA is a project aimed at training migrant women by giving them the opportunity to support other women in learning and social activities, as well as to volunteer in their community. Although the project will benefit all types of migrant women, it is designed to be particularly beneficial to those who have a lower level of education or income, are socially isolated or in vulnerable circumstances.
Evidence from across the EU shows that migrant women have poorer employment, integration and learning outcomes than migrant men or EU-born women. Peer support and volunteering have been shown to significantly improve migrant women’s integration, learning and employment outcomes, as well as helping them build new social networks, gain confidence and improve their mental and physical health.