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Migr'Action

Promoting the socio-professional integration of refugees through agriculture in French rural areas

For many years, France has been experiencing an increase in migration on its territory. Migrants are mainly concentrated around the country's major urban centres. Thus, many large cities are under pressure and are experiencing great difficulties in managing both the accommodation of migrants and their socio-professional integration. Especially since 2015, the desire to relieve congestion in cities has come into contact with another French priority, the revitalisation of rural areas. 

The influence of French rural areas has been in decline for many years. The structural problems of the agricultural sector are concomitant to this phenomenon. For example, although France is the leading agricultural power in the EU, the number of farms is declining due to a lack of qualified farmers and employees to take them over and competition from large farms.

 These two major challenges gave rise to the idea of the Migr'Action project. The objectives and expected effects of the project, which is gradually being built up, are numerous. Migr'Action aims to enable migrants to discover the rural world and the agricultural sector in a concrete way through introductory visits to farmers for a few days. Workshops are also held with migrants to deconstruct prejudices about rural areas and with farmers to train them in interculturality. In the long term, the project aims to build lasting professional relationships between migrants and farmers and to develop training courses for agricultural jobs adapted to refugees. In addition, it aims to enable the inhabitants of rural areas to have a positive vision of migration and to revitalise these areas.

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HY VONG

Preventing and protecting in response of gender-based violence (GBV) in Vietnam.

The key figures of the Gender-Based Violence in Vietnam In Vietnam, 58 % of ever-married women have already experienced violence from their partner during their life whether it was physical, sexual or emotional. Despite the development of national policies aiming at eradicate gender-based violence and promoting gender equality, the results obtained on the ground remain insufficient.

Deeply influenced by Confucianism that induces a gender hierarchy, the Vietnamese society is patriarchal. Traditional gender norms are deeply rooted within the relations between men and women. This gender hierarchy normalises the phenomenon of violence and encourages stigma against victims.

The project aims at preventing and protecting in response of gender-based violence (GBV) in Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville and Hanoï in Vietnam through 4 strategic components : the promotion of the involvement of the Vietnamese youth on gender-related issues and especially GBV, the reinforcement of preexisting victim support mechanisms, the promotion of gender equality and education on the issue of violence, strenghtening civil society through mutual reinforcement of the four partner organizations.

PROJECT NOTE [ENGLISH] : to see the project note in english, click here !

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KARAMA

Strengthening the resilience of women victims of violence in the Mediterranean

Violence against women is a global issue that affects the progress of a society. Long overlooked and seen as a fact affecting only a relatively small number of women, gender-based violence is now recognized as a serious human rights violation and a major public health problem.

While the harassment of women in public places is increasingly condemned by the media, domestic violence remains largely hidden. Indeed, they are relatively accepted in the countries on the southern shore of the Mediterranean, considering that this type of violence is a private matter.

To help reduce this violence, we are implementing, with our local partners (Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia), an integrated system for the prevention, care and support of victims. Acting with respect for the local contexts of each partner organisation and the situations of vulnerability of women encountered, we will also ensure that public opinion is sensitized on the subject and that women's voices are promoted so that they can know and claim their rights. As women victims of violence face many obstacles to their professional (re)integration, we will support them in defining their professional project and in accessing the labour market.

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SAARA

Sharing our knowledge, strengthening our actions

Since the 90’s, Algerian organizations are very committed around the questions of access to rights for the most vulnerable people, especially in the social field. Progressively, they have built a real ‘savoir-faire’ and reliability in the eyes of the populations and local authorities.

Nevertheless, these organizations are often still not involved in local development politics and they have difficulties sustaining their actions in the long term.

SAARA project aims at promoting Algerian organizations’ key role and encouraging their integration into local dialogue process.

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Phu Nu 

Improving the access to rights for migrants workers in Vietnam

For 20 years, Vietnam has experienced a significant economic growth, especially in industrial zones, at the expense of agricultural development. A lot of people living in the countryside, mostly women, don’t have any other choice than going to big cities in order to find a job and provide for their families’ needs. Working in big factories most of the time, those women became migrants in their own country because they are not registered with local authorities of the province they work in.

With our local partners, we decided to support migrant women workers in the industrial zones of Vinh Phuc and Hai Duong (around Hanoi). They are a very vulnerable group, and they either lack access to, or know about, their own rights.

From these observations, the Phu Nu project initiates a dialogue between different stakeholders (migrant women workers, unions, landlords, companies, local authorities…), so the migrants can improve their working and living conditions. Women’s clubs were created so that women could inform each other about their social and economic rights. Furthermore, local authorities and companies participate in awareness-raising meetings in order to ensure those changes will last.

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13'Sâges

Supporting differently vulnerable immigrants

Many Parisian organizations, in charge of supporting immigrants in vulnerable situations, agree on the same observations. Indeed, the majority of these people haven't resort to their rights, have difficulties in accessing health care and are absent from social and civic participation bodies.

In order to identify the levers for improving the social and civic integration of these people, we are working on the co-construction of a local dynamic between organizations. The objective of this group of actors is therefore to learn from the practices of one another, in order to strengthen their efforts to support vulnerable migrant populations.

To this end, we ensure the animation and structuring of the group through workshops for the exchange of practices, training, design of information/awareness tools on the intercultural approach... We also offer these different actors support in the experimentation of new accompaniement and/or partnership modalities. The purpose of these experiments is to be able to draw lessons from them and to formalize them so that they can be shared with other organizations.

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ACIF

Acting Collectively for Girls' Integration

The young people of the Mistral Lys Rouge Camine (a priority district of the city's policy in the Grenoble metropolitan area), and especially girls, face great difficulties in their socio-economic integration. With an activity rate of 27.7% compared to 44.3% for boys, girls are more excluded from the labour market, but also from the public sphere. This is due in particular to the weight of gender stereotypes that confine young girls to traditional reproductive roles (domestic and family care).

To promote the professional integration of these young girls, we work with local partners (Centre socio-sportif Le Plateau, Mission Locale, CODASE) to develop their power to act, so that they become actors in their lives and able to change their situation. It is notably through the practice of sport that they will (re)appropriate mixed public spaces and that they will be able to benefit from social support adapted to their needs.

Besides, professionals of integration and youth will be made aware and trained to take into account the specific obstacles linked to the integration of girls and to guide them in a gender-neutral way (training, occupation, leisure, etc.). Finally, spaces for dialogue will allow the families of these girls and, more broadly, the inhabitants of the district to discuss gender inequalities.

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Dé-chiffrons les migrations

Having means to combat prejudices

Due to a global geopolitical context which constantly stigmatizes the most vulnerable populations, the immigrant people are particularly exposed to prejudices and they are still too often discriminated against because of common beliefs.

In order to fight the resistances and growth of these prejudices, acting alongside young generations allows building the foundations of a tolerant and inclusive society. Young people need to have information within a context and reference points on immigration issues. Their abilities to understand migration phenomenon and to act as enlightened citizens depend upon that.

Through ‘Dé-chiffrons les migrations’ project, we provide tools to volunteers and professional associative members so they can plan discussions and exchange sessions with young people and implement awareness actions on migration issues.

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E’Changeons

Working together to fight discrimination

Many activist organizations based in the Ile-de-France region and working for gender equality support the implementation of efficient actions to reduce inequalities. However, those organizations experience difficulties when it comes to promoting their actions because they don’t have the tools to assess their impact and the changes they generate.

For the past ten years, we have contributed to empower our Mediterranean partners in the field of women’s socio-economic integration and/or professional equality. Thanks to this experience and partnership, we have developed a ‘savoir-faire’ in terms of monitoring-evaluation. The aim of the E’Changeons project is to make the tools and methods of analysis we have developed available to the Ile-de-France organizations working on promoting equality.

Besides, E’Changeons project highlights the reciprocity between our Mediterranean and Ile-de-France partners. They indeed work together on an advocacy document, based on their respective field of experience, in order to deconstruct gender stereotypes.

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COOPAEM

Pooling resource to make its own business successful in Mediterranean area

All around the world, economic inequalities between women and men are still very strong. Yet, many studies explain the importance of women’s status and the role they have to play for developing an equal and inclusive society.

Working for more than 10 years with our Mediterranean partners (Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt), we helped them implement several projects aiming at improving the status of women through their social and economic integration. Many women already benefit from trainings and/or create their own income-generating activity.

With our partners, we are now focusing on the formalization of those micro-companies thanks to the implementation of collective enterprises. The entrepreneurs are then able to share resources and skills, ensure the sustainability of their activities and benefit from social advantages such as social security. As the entrepreneurs share skills and pool resource, they can better ensure the sustainability of their business and benefit from social care. Meanwhile, an action-research approach will contribute to promoting the efficiency and relevance of the micro-companies’ supporting process to public authorities.

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MOBIL’Hanoi

Promoting his/her savoir-faire thanks to international mobility

Nowadays, finding a job is real challenge, and even more so in some fields. Job hunting is even more complicated for young people without diplomas or with any significant work experience.

In partnership with the Ile-de-France Regional Council, we launched in 2002 the MOBIL’Hanoï program. It gives job applicants from the Ile-de-France region the opportunity to complete a 6 month placement within a Vietnamese company. An intercultural environment allows job applicants to develop professional and personal abilities, very much appreciated by recruiters.

Before the trainees’ departure, we provided them with a one month language and intercultural training. Then, we ensured personal follow-up all along their stay thanks to our local branch in Hanoi.

The MOBIL’Hanoi program ended in April 2016, since the return of the eleventh session of trainees. We hope to re-launch again this kind of mobility program soon, and continue offering other unemployed people a true professional opportunity !

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FORM’Algérie

Empowering Algerian organizations

During Algeria’s black decade (the 90’s), the associative movement was very much weakened. For the past ten years, the civil society organisations are making their voices heard again, and many others have emerged in the social field. Their actions are essential to face the urgent issues on the field, even though they often don’t last because of volunteers’ turnover and lack of resources.

Through the FORM’Algérie project, we provide training intended for civil society organisations. Throughout the first project’s period, young associative managers were trained to become trainers as well. Today, they are able to train other organisations working in their respective local area (Adrar, Algiers, Akbou, Constantine, El Oued and Oran).

Achieved in February 2016, those actions continue through the SAARA project.

Patriarchs (2007-2012)

 

 

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Program of Ile-de-France chinese community's integration (2002-2007)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Long march (2006-2008)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Immigrants memories and solidary projects in France and Algeria (2001-2002)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Ethnic minorities and craft (2008-2013)

 

 

In the process of translation...

INSER.ECO.Net (2011-2013)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Anima (2002-2007)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Program of women empowerment in Mediterranean region (2006-2016)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Educational partnership Hai Ba Trung (2003-2005)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Nicolas Hulot school (2006-2007)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Assistance with contracting in Lyon (2007-2009)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Creator managers - Morocco/Tunisia/Algeria (2004-2006)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Supporting creation of economic activities in Figuig - Morocco (2002-2007)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Strengthening of Enda interarabe services - Tunisia (2004-2005)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Textile and CSR/NGO (2011-2013)

 

 

In the process of translation...

For a Green Ha Long Bay (2011-2012)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Ethical and econimic forum in Vietnam (2010)

 

 

In the process of translation...

INNOV'Asso

Supporting young people towards associative sector jobs

In Algeria, the 18-35 years-old generations represent 70% of the national population and are much more affected by unemployment than the older generations. Almost 1 over 4 young people don’t have a job, even though the unemployment rate of the entire active population is about 10%. Poverty and the informal economy are increasing whereas the associative sector’s potential in terms of professional integration is still unknown and underestimated by young Algerian people.

However, working within civil society organizations demands many skills (administrative and financial management, project coordination, socio-educative mediation…) that can serve a lot of business fields like renewable energies, professional training, digital technologies, tourism, sports and leisure or even health. Those activity sectors have been identified as priorities by the Algerian government and they are precisely the activity sectors Algerian organizations have invested. Identified by the Algerian government as priority sectors for employment, these sectors are precisely the ones in which numerous Algerian associations are most renowned for.

In partnership with the GRDR and two local organizations, we have been working since 2016 to support local initiatives in Oran and Khenchela. We have notably working on the creation of a toolkit on associative jobs and a directory for organizations. This approach aims at clarifying professional opportunities in the associative sector and at promoting its different jobs for young people and the Algerian employment structures.

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ACIF

Acting Collectively for Girls' Integration

The young people of the Mistral Lys Rouge Camine (a priority district of the city's policy in the Grenoble metropolitan area), and especially girls, face great difficulties in their socio-economic integration. With an activity rate of 27.7% compared to 44.3% for boys, girls are more excluded from the labour market, but also from the public sphere. This is due in particular to the weight of gender stereotypes that confine young girls to traditional reproductive roles (domestic and family care).

To promote the professional integration of these young girls, we work with local partners (Centre socio-sportif Le Plateau, Mission Locale, CODASE) to develop their power to act, so that they become actors in their lives and able to change their situation. It is notably through the practice of sport that they will (re)appropriate mixed public spaces and that they will be able to benefit from social support adapted to their needs.

Besides, professionals of integration and youth will be made aware and trained to take into account the specific obstacles linked to the integration of girls and to guide them in a gender-neutral way (training, occupation, leisure, etc.). Finally, spaces for dialogue will allow the families of these girls and, more broadly, the inhabitants of the district to discuss gender inequalities.

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Dé-chiffrons les migrations

Having means to combat prejudices

Due to a global geopolitical context which constantly stigmatizes the most vulnerable populations, the immigrant people are particularly exposed to prejudices and they are still too often discriminated against because of common beliefs.

In order to fight the resistances and growth of these prejudices, acting alongside young generations allows building the foundations of a tolerant and inclusive society. Young people need to have information within a context and reference points on immigration issues. Their abilities to understand migration phenomenon and to act as enlightened citizens depend upon that.

Through ‘Dé-chiffrons les migrations’ project, we provide tools to volunteers and professional associative members so they can plan discussions and exchange sessions with young people and implement awareness actions on migration issues.

For more information

E’Changeons

Working together to fight discrimination

Many activist organizations based in the Ile-de-France region and working for gender equality support the implementation of efficient actions to reduce inequalities. However, those organizations experience difficulties when it comes to promoting their actions because they don’t have the tools to assess their impact and the changes they generate.

For the past ten years, we have contributed to empower our Mediterranean partners in the field of women’s socio-economic integration and/or professional equality. Thanks to this experience and partnership, we have developed a ‘savoir-faire’ in terms of monitoring-evaluation. The aim of the E’Changeons project is to make the tools and methods of analysis we have developed available to the Ile-de-France organizations working on promoting equality.

Besides, E’Changeons project highlights the reciprocity between our Mediterranean and Ile-de-France partners. They indeed work together on an advocacy document, based on their respective field of experience, in order to deconstruct gender stereotypes.

Ressources

Partners and funders

For more information

COOPAEM

Pooling resource to make its own business successful in Mediterranean area

All around the world, economic inequalities between women and men are still very strong. Yet, many studies explain the importance of women’s status and the role they have to play for developing an equal and inclusive society.

Working for more than 10 years with our Mediterranean partners (Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt), we helped them implement several projects aiming at improving the status of women through their social and economic integration. Many women already benefit from trainings and/or create their own income-generating activity.

With our partners, we are now focusing on the formalization of those micro-companies thanks to the implementation of collective enterprises. The entrepreneurs are then able to share resources and skills, ensure the sustainability of their activities and benefit from social advantages such as social security. As the entrepreneurs share skills and pool resource, they can better ensure the sustainability of their business and benefit from social care. Meanwhile, an action-research approach will contribute to promoting the efficiency and relevance of the micro-companies’ supporting process to public authorities.

Partners and funders

  

For more information

MOBIL’Hanoi

Promoting his/her savoir-faire thanks to international mobility

Nowadays, finding a job is real challenge, and even more so in some fields. Job hunting is even more complicated for young people without diplomas or with any significant work experience.

In partnership with the Ile-de-France Regional Council, we launched in 2002 the MOBIL’Hanoï program. It gives job applicants from the Ile-de-France region the opportunity to complete a 6 month placement within a Vietnamese company. An intercultural environment allows job applicants to develop professional and personal abilities, very much appreciated by recruiters.

Before the trainees’ departure, we provided them with a one month language and intercultural training. Then, we ensured personal follow-up all along their stay thanks to our local branch in Hanoi.

The MOBIL’Hanoi program ended in April 2016, since the return of the eleventh session of trainees. We hope to re-launch again this kind of mobility program soon, and continue offering other unemployed people a true professional opportunity !

Ressources

Partners and funders

For more information

FORM’Algérie

Empowering Algerian organizations

During Algeria’s black decade (the 90’s), the associative movement was very much weakened. For the past ten years, the civil society organisations are making their voices heard again, and many others have emerged in the social field. Their actions are essential to face the urgent issues on the field, even though they often don’t last because of volunteers’ turnover and lack of resources.

Through the FORM’Algérie project, we provide training intended for civil society organisations. Throughout the first project’s period, young associative managers were trained to become trainers as well. Today, they are able to train other organisations working in their respective local area (Adrar, Algiers, Akbou, Constantine, El Oued and Oran).

Achieved in February 2016, those actions continue through the SAARA project.

Ressources

Partners and funders

Patriarchs (2007-2012)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Ressources

Program of Ile-de-France chinese community's integration (2002-2007)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Ressources

Long march (2006-2008)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Immigrants memories and solidary projects in France and Algeria (2001-2002)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Ressources

Ethnic minorities and craft (2008-2013)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Ressources

INSER.ECO.Net (2011-2013)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Anima (2002-2007)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Ressources

Program of women empowerment in Mediterranean region (2006-2016)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Ressources

Educational partnership Hai Ba Trung (2003-2005)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Nicolas Hulot school (2006-2007)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Assistance with contracting in Lyon (2007-2009)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Creator managers - Morocco/Tunisia/Algeria (2004-2006)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Supporting creation of economic activities in Figuig - Morocco (2002-2007)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Strengthening of Enda interarabe services - Tunisia (2004-2005)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Textile and CSR/NGO (2011-2013)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Ressources

For a Green Ha Long Bay (2011-2012)

 

 

In the process of translation...

Ethical and econimic forum in Vietnam (2010)

 

 

In the process of translation...

INNOV'Asso

Supporting young people towards associative sector jobs

In Algeria, the 18-35 years-old generations represent 70% of the national population and are much more affected by unemployment than the older generations. Almost 1 over 4 young people don’t have a job, even though the unemployment rate of the entire active population is about 10%. Poverty and the informal economy are increasing whereas the associative sector’s potential in terms of professional integration is still unknown and underestimated by young Algerian people.

However, working within civil society organizations demands many skills (administrative and financial management, project coordination, socio-educative mediation…) that can serve a lot of business fields like renewable energies, professional training, digital technologies, tourism, sports and leisure or even health. Those activity sectors have been identified as priorities by the Algerian government and they are precisely the activity sectors Algerian organizations have invested. Identified by the Algerian government as priority sectors for employment, these sectors are precisely the ones in which numerous Algerian associations are most renowned for.

In partnership with the GRDR and two local organizations, we have been working since 2016 to support local initiatives in Oran and Khenchela. We have notably working on the creation of a toolkit on associative jobs and a directory for organizations. This approach aims at clarifying professional opportunities in the associative sector and at promoting its different jobs for young people and the Algerian employment structures.

Partners and funders