“The W.I.N.D.O.W project gains from the excellent reputation of Roscommon Women’s Network as a highly proficient and competent community development organisation with extensive network relations with other NGO’s and state agencies”. Dr Anne Byrne, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway
The W.I.N.D.O.W project was funded under the Equality for Women Measure as an innovative means of supporting women to access education, training and employment, it is an activation to employment initiative that provided a one-to-one mentoring service for women of County Roscommon to avail of the opportunity to progress into education and ultimately into employment. The project was aimed primarily at women who were disadvantaged through by one or more of the following areas: Lone parents, Women overcoming addiction, Survivors of Domestic Violence, Migrant Women, Members of the Travelling Community, Early School Leavers, Women made redundant, Partners made redundant, Rural isolated women. Without the W.I.N.D.O.W project these women might not have got the chance to progress their employability status.
The Department of Justice and Equality had overall responsibility for the measure supported by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme (HCIOP) 2007-2013.
Between 2011 and 2015 this initiative has enabled RWN to support over 50 women into Employment, over 250 women into further education and training and 7 into Self Employment.
The Board of Roscommon Women’s Network evaluated the work of the W.I.N.D.O.W. project from December 2010 to 30 November 2012 and below is a PDF Link to the evaluation report.
W.I.N.D.O.W. Evaluation Report 2014
W.I.N.D.O.W. Project 2013-2014
(Women Initiating Development Opportunities for Women)
A number of participants on the current W.I.N.D.O.W. project have been successful in securing employment if you are a woman who feels there are barriers restricting you from accessing employment then maybe The W.I.N.D.O.W Project could help, contact Maria on 087 4073321
We have recently been successful in securing funding to run the W.I.N.D.O.W. project until 30 April 2014.
This project is an initiative of the Department of Justice and Equality and is part-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF under the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme 2007 -2013)