MiniGrant: “Women for Women” integration program for unemployed refugees from Ukraine: women’s circle, training, psychological support.
About the group
We have gone from being helpless, lost women who ran away with children from the war to being trainers who provide psychological support to other people.
Warsaw Amazons are a group of Ukrainian women who found refuge in Poland after the outbreak of the war. From their own experience, they know what adaptation difficulties one encounters when coming to a new country; how war trauma and problems related to finding housing, work, and friends affect everyday life. Therefore, they decided to support persons who are particularly vulnerable to marginalization and discrimination – to encourage active Ukrainian women to develop and implement their own initiatives. They want to help refugees who do not have a job in Poland overcome helplessness and encourage them to solve their own problems independently, inspire them by their example to self-organize in informal women’s groups.
Our desire is to restore Ukrainian women control over their lives, which the war took away from them.
About the action
As part of the MiniGrant, the Warsaw Amazons plan to implement the integration program “Women for Women” dedicated to unemployed refugees who live in the vicinity of Warsaw. These will include thematic trainings, workshops, psychotherapeutic groups, and a transformational game.
Grant amount: 5300 PLN
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