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Young Mothers Network – Panel discussion
9th June: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
Marie Williams, Coordinator of the Dominican Justice Office (a project of the Dominican Sisters, Cabra), will present her work with the Young Mothers Network (YMN), a peer-support group for mothers seeking International Protection in Dublin. While the group was originally set up to specifically support young mothers, consultations in Direct Provision Centres – where people seeking asylum are housed by the Irish government – revealed that it was mothers in general who are particularly isolated and vulnerable within the asylum process. Over the past six years, the group members have developed trust and formed relationships through weekly meetings, which have been held online since April of last year. Both in-person and online, the meetings represent a safe space for the women to share their hopes and dreams, and to support each other through the challenges they face.
Participants include: Ms Marie Williams, Project Co-ordinator and Co-ordinator of the Dominican Justice Office; Fr Stephen Cummins O.P., Promoter of Justice and Peace, Irish Dominican Province and Marie Redmond OP, volunteer with the Dominican Justice Office.
Please note that these presentations will not be recorded for viewing later.
Open for all. Registration is free.
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