Diverse Voices of Women Today offered an unique opportunity to women from minority ethnic communities and other stakeholders to come together to explore the gender perspective of racism. This conference provided a space for women from a wide range of backgrounds, to share their specific  experiences of sexism and racism and to generate ideas and commitments to work together towards equality and integration.

Speakers included:

Fakhra Salimi – Director of the MiRA Resource Centre for Black, Immigrant and Refugee Women, Oslo

Anastasia Crickley – Member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Mariaam Bhatti – Domestic Workers Action Group, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland

Monica Makulova – Roma Project, Pavee Point Travellers Centre

Maria Joyce – National Traveller Women’s Forum

Nobule Ncube – Akidwa

Welcome address by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary- General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women (by video link up).

This project was co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund and is supported by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in the Department of Justice and Equality and Pobal