Raise Women's Awareness Network
The RWAN initiative started in 2018 under the umbrella of the European Association for Viewers Interests (EAVI) with the support of the European Student Union (ESU) by the Together, Moving Forward (TMF) programme.
Currently, after the successful record of this initiative, we are pleased to announce that RWAN has been officially registered as a non-profit organization (ASBL) in Belgium and Brussels in April 2021.
RWAN’s mission is to help refugee and immigrant women to have education access and get a professional opportunity in order to become productive individuals in Belgian society.
We assist them to get prepared for the new challenges by building on their past experiences and providing guidance about the new tools needed for a brighter future.
It will be a bridge between individuals and different universities that have a responsibility to support women, especially those from immigrant or refugee backgrounds, as well as the labor market (companies and all types of organisations) in order to provide a space to share contacts, make proposals and create new opportunities for dialogue and cooperation.
This initiative aspires to create real opportunities, especially for refugee and migrant women who face difficulties to integrate themselves and work towards a better contribution to gender equality in European society.
RWAN will aim to pave the way to share personal experiences, match resources, enhance entrepreneurism and study and create best practices. This, surely, will lead to a better intercultural understanding between refugees/immigrants and hosting communities. The initiative's benefits will be felt in all society in the long run.