The foundation assists women, refugees, ethnic minorities, and disadvantaged groups with their questions, struggles and needs, as they are formulated within their own terms.
Academic research is the first step in this process because it helps to gain insight into local beliefs, practices and ambitions.
The key areas of We women’s engagement include personal growth, social inclusion, (mental) health, education, and the encouragement of creative initiatives, with the ultimate goal of achieving equality for all.
The We women from Burma ProjectThe long-term aim of this project is to support unrecognised female refugees from Burma in acquiring key positions within policy-making and influential organisations, so that they can empower other women and their community in their own way. Currently, these positions are often filled by outsiders. Research has shown that women primarily identify acquiring academic qualifications as an opportunity to realise this objective. As women traditionally have a subservient role, they are not given this opportunity enough.
In order to realise our long-term objective, the We women foundation intends to make higher education accessible for the future female leaders of Burma. In addition, we assist them where possible in the process of professional development. To this end we have developed a number of programs that jointly make up the We women from Burma project:
- Pre-university program
- Scholarship Grant program
- In-university program
- Internship program
- Alumni program