When: 6 September 2012 - 7 September 2012
Organized by: OSCE Gender Section
In the past few years there have been numerous prominent examples of women working as agents of change, often at great risk to themselves and their families. These women can be catalysts for social integration and coherence, and important contributors to the economic development of individual communities and society overall.
Migrant, minority, and Roma and Sinti communities, and in particular women within these communities, face significant barriers with regard to social, economic and political integration. This roundtable, organized by the Gender Section of the OSCE Secretariat, aims to identify tools and mechanisms to assist women in overcoming these obstacles, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable to discrimination and violence, and try to highlight policies that provide women in these communities with the support, guidance and opportunities they need to become agents of change.