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Momentum Project 


Momentum Project was a 24-months programme,In partnership with local stakeholders in five EU countries – Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Hungary, implemented from January 2022 to December 2023, and funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). MThe programme was focusing on reducing barriers faced by migrant and refugee women undergoing the process of socio-economic integration.

Empowering Journeys: Migrant Women Find Their Momentum in Hungary

As we navigate the complex tapestry of life, there are moments when we find ourselves at the crossroads of uncertainty and opportunity. For migrant women in Hungary, this journey is often fraught with challenges, from language barriers to cultural differences. Yet, within the heart of these challenges lies a profound sense of resilience and determination.


Meet Sara*, a courageous woman navigating the trials of pregnancy in a foreign land. “I’m pregnant. It’s even harder with the doctors and everything,” she shares, her voice tinged with a mix of emotions. “My brain just can’t learn new things right now.” For Sara, the prospect of giving birth in a new country brings both fear and uncertainty. “I don’t know when my family will get here,” she confides, “or whether it’s before or after the birth of the baby.” Despite the hurdles she faces, Sara remains steadfast in her resolve to overcome each obstacle with grace and strength.


Then there’s Maria*, who finds herself grappling with the intricacies of language and connection in her new home. “So it’s a little bit more difficult because I don’t know a lot of people in Hungary,” she reflects. “I try to communicate with Hungarians, but I think the language barrier is what’s holding us from being friends.” Despite the challenges, Maria’s spirit remains unyielding as she strives to bridge the gap between cultures and forge meaningful connections in her adopted homeland.


And who could forget Fatima*, whose journey of self-discovery and identity has led her down a path of introspection and growth. “Sometimes I feel like I don’t belong someplace,” she shares, her voice tinged with vulnerability. “But it’s about your personal journey with myself.” For Fatima, shedding societal expectations and embracing her true self has been a transformative experience, one that continues to shape her outlook on life and belonging.


These are just a few of the stories that resonate within the walls of Impact Hub Budapest, where migrant women are finding their momentum and reclaiming their power. Through the Momentum Project, a 24-month program funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration, and Integration Fund these women are receiving the support and resources they need to thrive in their new homeland.


From vocational training to educational opportunities, Momentum is paving the way for migrant women to build brighter futures for themselves and their families. By fostering collaboration between local stakeholders and empowering women with the tools they need to succeed, Momentum is creating a ripple effect of change that extends far beyond the confines of a classroom or workshop.


So as we celebrate the resilience and tenacity of migrant women in Hungary, let us also recognize the transformative power of community and collaboration. Together, we can build a future where every woman has the opportunity to reach her full potential, regardless of her background or circumstance.


Find more inspiring stroies with Momentum on our website!



*Please note: Names have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals

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