MedLit – Media literacy for refugee, asylum seeking and migrant women
Enhancing the media literacy competences of (low-skilled/low-qualified) refugee, asylum seeking and migrant women through innovative learning tools.
Grant Agreement Number: 2017-1-UK01-8KA204-036683
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 11/2017-10/2019
There is relatively little data, research or studies in Europe on migrants’ digital literacy & use and on the degree of e-inclusion. It is common ground that migration has a disproportionately harsher impact on women than men. Migrant & refugee women are at risk of exploitation, trafficking, racism, social exclusion and violation of their rights to employment and justice. They struggle to integrate due to gender-blind policies and practices that do not adequately reflect their needs and experiences.
Given the above, it is very important to provide refugee/asylum seeking & migrant women, who face a greater risk of social exclusion (double discrimination), with the competences — knowledge, skills and attitudes — and values needed to access, interpret, use and/or produce information and other media content, in the context of the internet and social media, and in a safe and responsible manner, thus facilitating their integration in EU societies.
Encouraging low-skilled/low-qualified refugee, asylum seeking & migrant women to develop and upgrade their media & digital literacy skills, MedLIT aims at better integrating them in the host societies.