Arising from the BWSS commitment to social change, the Engaging Immigrant Women in the Legal System project objective is to use empowerment methods to minimize the power imbalance immigrant women experience when they access the legal system, and to make the legal system more accessible. 

Read the first report on our work… Engaging Immigrant Women in the Legal System Community Engagement Report August 2008 by Parminder Nizher and Daniela Escolar Project Co-ordinators

This report will also be published in BWSS upcoming Resource Manual – Empowering Refugee and Immigrant Women Who Experience Violence – A women-centred approach of supporting women from settlement to empowerment 

We are finalizing this important publication which will be available in November 2008.

Empowering Refugee and Immigrant Women Who Experience Violence -a women-centred approach from settlement to empowerment
With information, analysis & practical tools, this manual is designed to enhance knowledge and strengthen skills of the women & men who are the first point of contact to comprehensively meet the needs of refugee and immigrant women.

From a women-centred lens The Resource Manual situates the work with Refugee and Immigrant women who experience violence within a global analysis and patterns of human migration. It reviews the interconnections of human oppression from colonialism to violence against women to further contextualize interventions and prevention. Download our brochure PDF.

For more information or to order your copy please email us at [email protected]