Minister Stanton announces extended funding for female refugee employment projects

Mr David Stanton T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration has announced extended funding, worth almost €500,000 under the Dormant Accounts Fund, for 7 projects working on the labour market integration of female refugees.

These projects provide a platform for intensive, tailored interventions that address the specific barriers to employment for female refugees. The focus is on improving their employability through skills development, education and training and supports to access the labour market. The funding will allow the projects to progress their work for a second year.

Minister Stanton said:

“Employment is a powerful driver of integration. Getting a job is key to social inclusion and a sense of belonging. These programmes support their participants in taking that vital step and enabling them to contribute to Irish life.”