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Craftswomenship: Enhancing the Social and Economic Inclusion of Migrant Women

Nest in collaboration with The Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po)



WFI is expanding its collaboration with the Paris Institute of Political Studies’ (Sciences Po) Research and Educational Programme on Gender Studies (PRESAGE), to support young migrant and refugee women’s economic and social inclusion through craftwork. This multiyear program will lead to the creation of a report mapping the craft landscape within migrant and refugee programs in Europe for Nest, a nonprofit building a new handworker economy to increase global workforce inclusivity. Sciences Po is conducting research and outreach with networks serving refugee and migrant women to identify the groups that can benefit from Nest’s Guild, a network providing artisans with free tools and resources to help their businesses thrive. Once identified, businesses participate in a survey that allows them to join Guild. The report also provides key information about refugee and migrant women artisans in Europe to help Nest identify overarching trends that could allow Nest to devise programmatic and/or outreach efforts supporting this community as a whole.

Deliverables & Impact

The reports provided by Sciences Po to Nest include an Artisan Mapping study assessing the women’s craftwork landscape in Europe and a Resource Guide mapping the opportunities for training, education, business expansion, and legal advice available to craftswomen in Europe to help spread the word.

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