The Gemaket programme
What is Gemaket?
Gemaket is a programme run by Kvinna till Kvinna in Sweden. The programme offers girls and young women who have recently arrived in Sweden a safe space – to speak up, be themselves and get to know other girls who grew up in Sweden. Participants meet every other week in small groups, over the space of three to six months. Together, we talk about society, gender equality and the things that matter in life.
During the programme, participants get the opportunity to develop their own small project or idea. They can even apply for funding to do so. A project can be anything from applying to higher education to setting up a football team.
Today, there are Gemaket groups in Gothenburg and Stockholm. We will soon be starting further groups in Linköping, Malmö and Uppsala. In 2019, another group will start in Umeå.
To connect Gemaket participants from all over Sweden, we invite all groups on a weekend trip to during their time in programme.
After Gemaket has ended, participants are assigned a personal mentor for ongoing support.