D&G International Women’s Group celebrated the International Women’s Day inDumfries with over 65 members.

It does not matter where you come from, the International Women’s Group is here for ALL women.

We meet every Thursday at the Dumfries and Galloway Multicultural Association (DGMA) building between 11am and 1pm.

Please feel free to come and join us.

‘Together we can improve the quality of women’s lives by reducing isolation, discrimination and improve confidence & self-esteem by providing wide range of information and support.’ – Yen Hongmei Jin DGMA’s Chairwomen.

Aims and Objectives:
• • To access a wide range of diverse training to improve their skills
• • To integrate into the wider society
• • To have the opportunity to voice their concerns
• • To challenge local and national agendas
• • To overcome isolation, racial prejudice through a serious of sponsored projects in a safe environment.
• • To encourage women from all backgrounds to come together and share experiences, by providing them with wide range of diverse activities that encourage personal, social, health and well-being, emotional and spiritual development to improve quality of life of all women.
Achievements so far:
• • Encouraged women to take part in ESOL classes
• • Encouraged women to volunteer
• • Took part in Carers Aware training to identify hiding carers
• • Supported young people to take part in local activities
• • Runner up for the best community group award 2015 by Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway
• • Supported DGMA on Language translation and interpretation services
• • Took part in 3rd Party Reporting Centre training
• • Promoted Health and wellbeing in children and young people
• • Organised trips to Ellisland Farm, Caerlaverock Castle, Savings Bank Museum and Dumbarton Castle to learn Scottish heritage and culture
• • Helped to organise Interfaith events
• • Took part in Time Banking
• • Organised Yoga classes
• • Organised Food and Hygiene training
• • Organised Steps to Excellence training
• • Set up DGMA’s Community Garden Club
• • Fundraised for the Food Train, Dumfries Save the Children, Sue Ryder and for DGMA.
• • Helped to run DGMA’s Community Shop
• • Helped others on job searching and mentoring new volunteers
• • Organised events and on sharing cultural food
• • Set up Creative Writing Club for Commonwealth 2014
• • Actively took part in local and national consultations i.e. Enabling Community Empowerment Bill, D&G Transport Strategy, A Stronger Voice by Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Scottish Health Council, Community Safety Survey, Fairer Scotland, Healthier Scotland and more…
With respect, understanding and harmony, this group shows that we all have more in common than we think.
Our vision is to ensure all women in the community to have a visible voice by providing learning opportunities by accessing a wide range of diverse activities.

Website: www.dgma.org.uk

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