Organizing women migrants: The Filipino and Cape Verdean women’s associations in Rome

Authors

  • Wendy Pojmann History Department, Siena College, New York

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v4i1.208

Keywords:

associations, Italy, empowerment strategies, women, Cape Verde, the Philippines

Abstract

Migrant women’s associations in Italy did not simply emerge from informal networks. The Filipino and Cape Verdean women’s associations in Rome are examples of the results of multiple factors that contributed to the strategy of self-organization established by migrant women with the intention of empowering themselves. An awareness of their unique position as women from mostly-female migrant groups, a lack of institutional bodies prepared to assist them, and the leadership of individual women were key aspects in the formation of the first migrant women’s associations in Rome. Gender and nationality were the main components of migrant women’s organizing in the first mostly-female migrant groups. 

How to Cite

Pojmann, W. (1). Organizing women migrants: The Filipino and Cape Verdean women’s associations in Rome. Migration Letters, 4(1), 29-39. https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v4i1.208

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