Our mission

She Matters is a social enterprise recruitment agency with a mission to empower refugee and migrant women to build their social and economic capital, boost their self-confidence and become leaders in their homes, businesses and communities.

Our vision

We envision a world where all refugee and migrant women and girls:

  • are empowered to fully participate in economic life across all sectors;
  • have equal access to education and political participation;
  • are free from violence;
  • have the support and services they need to thrive in daily life;
  • inform and drive their own solutions and development.

Why She Matters

Women and girls make up about half of any refugee, internally displaced or stateless population worldwide, according to UNHCR.

All refugees and migrants are vulnerable and deserve to be safe. However, women are twice as vulnerable to violence and exploitation simply because of their gender. On their journey to safety, they experience physical abuse, harassment, sexual and financial exploitation from smugglers, police and other refugees – even on European soil. Many have had to navigate an unfamiliar and often unnerving new environment after becoming the unexpected head of household.

Despite these experiences, these courageous and resilient women go on to contribute to their host countries in important ways, bringing new energy, innovation and cultural diversity. As migrants, they fill gaps in employment, lifting economies and keeping them vibrant and productive. As refugees, they provide for their families, securing education for their children, health care for their family members, and finding new ways to earn or increase their income.

If given adequate support, the new roles that women take on can represent an opportunity for transformative change towards gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Latest news

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A MASSIVE thank you to Canon Nederland B2B!

A MASSIVE thank you to Canon Nederland B2B for a check of 805EU! As part of their Sustainability Week, postcards featuring our work were sold to the company’s employees. And the revenue of this sale went 100% to us.

Lotus Flower participant successfully completes TOMS’ traineeship

Heartfelt congratulations to our Lotus Flower participant, Hellen! She successfully completed her traineeship at TOMS (Netherlands)! What’s more, Hellen is joining us as an intern! Born in a refugee camp in Sudan, she’s now part of She Matters.

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