With Female migrants constituting about 48% of this international migrant according to Global Migration Data Portal.
The project SMwME is challenged with the situation of single mothers who after experiences of abuses are then deported back to their community broken and stigmatised as prostitutes and failures, thus hindering the possibilities to settle back in their communities.
The SMwME is a project idea of Supermum Charity Initiative, Nigeria and Diaspora based Refugees4Refugees Network, Germany with a commitment to address issues confronting returnee-deportee single mothers in Nigeria.
The collaboration is intended to develop a platform for single mothers with migration experiences with a view to featuring first-hand accounts of different experiences and an insight to the hurdles and challenges returnee/deportee single mothers are faced with on arrival back in Nigeria.
This project is championed by single mothers with the aim to systematically support returnee/deportee single mothers in re-establishing a functional life which will adversely affect their children as well. With the increasing rate of deportation and the socio-economic impact on the individual, family and community, the need for sustainable re-integration is for sure an imperative for effective development in the community of return.
While we collaborate with other stakeholders, the SMwME project will monitor effective re-integration, settlement and Entrepreneurship Program accompanied with psycho-social support to fill the crucial gap in the social programs of the state.
The SMwME will offer referral counselling and support services to include:
• Post-arrival reintegration (Skills,vocational and Entrepreneurship training,employment etc)
• Drug/alcohol abuse rehab
• Health care
• Documentation (National ID, etc.)
• Re-connection with family