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

Lotus Flower x Galforce workshop: Trailhead

We enjoyed our Lotus Flower x Galforce workshop today! We focused on Salesforce skills, and they range beyond tech skills. What’s more, our participants learnt how to skill-up with Trailhead. Marieke Prakken, Education Architect – Trailhead Go-to-market at Salesforce, explained the Salesforce work scope and shared her insights.

Photo credit: EASO

EASO’s 8th Consultative Forum Plenary Meeting

We were happy to attend EASO’s 8th Consultative Forum Plenary Meeting! Thank you to the organisers for providing a space to forge new collaborations and support asylum seekers. We were there to create new connections and see how we can help female asylum seekers.

Lotus Flower x Galforce workshop

Lotus Flower x Galforce workshop: DISC assessment

What a great Lotus Flower x Galforce workshop we had today! Anouska Post, Regional Vice President Sales NGO at Salesforce.org, shared her insights into public speaking. She also helped our participants to understand the ins and outs of the DISC framework. To make the session even more effective, they took a free DISC assessment.

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