International Women’s Network In Estonia

About Us

We are an NGO that focuses on efforts helping international migrant women in Estonia.

We seek to strengthen women’s voices with our activities. We are in the constant process of building a safe space for sisterhood through communication, connection and support. 

We advocate multiculturalism, gender equality, and the empowerment of women.

Our Story

Beginning in early 2020 with a Facebook group for Spanish-speaking women (native and non-native speakers) our network has grown organically ever since. In this group, women have the opportunity to communicate their life situations in Estonia, find support and advice, and share knowledge regarding feminism, culture and more.

As women in our group began to speak up about their experiences of domestic and gendered violence, we realized that a stronger support structure was needed to face this issue together and give a platform to migrant women in Estonia. 

We are aware that domestic violence is an issue that affects all societies of the world, as violence does not respect geographical borders. Women are already vulnerable for being women worldwide, yet, being an immigrant adds an extra layer of vulnerability that we believe is not being voiced in Estonia yet.

This is our motivation to grow our efforts, and the reason why the NGO called International Women’s Network in Estonia was born. 

The Team

Dalisa Elory Cisneros Campos  
Board Member & Event Planner
             
Jacobina de Rivera
Board Member & Event Planner

Coming Events

Feliz Independencia Latina!

Happy LATIN Independence!

Day: Friday, September 16th 2022 

Time: starting at 19:00

Location: EKKM baar

Entrance fee: free

FB event: https://fb.me/e/2DGtFrfp1

ENG below

Celebremos Septiembre entre latinos, un mes patrio en varios países que lograron su independencia de España.

México tendrá el honor de ser anfitrión de esta celebración este 16 de Septiembre!! 🇲🇽 🇲🇽 🇲🇽

Comida mexicana, música latina y mucha FIESTA te esperan.

🎊Celebramos a:

Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica (15 de septiembre)

México (16 de septiembre) y Chile (18 de septiembre)

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ENG

Let’s celebrate September among Latinos, a patriotic month in several countries that achieved their independence from Spain.

Mexico will have the honor of hosting this celebration this September 16th and they sure know how to party!! 🇲🇽 🇲🇽 🇲🇽

Mexican food, Latin music and lots of FIESTA await you.

🎊We celebrate:

Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica (September 15)

Mexico (September 16) and Chile (September 18)

Past Events

International Festival 2022

Day: Saturday, August 13th 2022 

Time: 12:00-23.00

Location: EKKM baar

Entrance fee: free

FB event: https://fb.me/e/20JlFl8xa

↞⋄The International Festival 2022 ⋄↠ is a community building event where you can celebrate diverse cultures, food, products and music with international and local community in Estonia.

The NGO International Women´s Network in Estonia invites you to taste the variety of flavours from different countries and to meet the migrant community in Estonia.

Are you ready for this international party!?!?

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PARTICIPANTS:

**Food**

•Homemadeexoticfood-Spanish food

•Olori Afrikitchen -Nigerian food

•HAPPYSONG- Chinese food

•Tai maitsev- Thai food

•Secret Mexican Society- Mexican food

•Brazil in Box- Brazilian

•Viktoriia sweets-Ukrainian

•Peru & Honduras Homemade Food

•Eurasia Coffee Lab

•Paladar-Cuban food

**Art**

•By Kris- Costa Rica

•Mehendi Art- India

**Music**

•DJ Rhythm Doctor (UK)

“Querétaro Tierra Viva” Mexican film screening

Day: Sunday, July 17th, 2022
Time: 17:30
Location: Kait Kunstikeskus / Kai Art Center
📍Peetri 12
Entrance fee: 5€
Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/2GA8wZz3y
Trailer: https://fb.watch/e4ZOQRN5r0/

International Women’s Network in Estonia gladly invites you to the screening of the documentary “Querétaro Tierra Viva”.
This film is about looking into the deep part of the interpretation of traditional Queretaro’s dances, an invitation to an immersive experience of the ritual meaning, its relationship with the land and the cadence of life itself.
Dances as old as our towns and cities, showed the fusion of religions, peoples and cosmologies preserved in the memory of the surviving dances of our state.
The film doesn’t have any dialogues. Let the universal language or art and dance speak on its behalf!
After the film, we will have a Q&A session with the artistic directors of the film Dolores Zuñiga and Héctor Córdoba.

Mexican Folk workshop & traditional food

Date: Moday, July 18th, 2022
Time:  19:00
Location: Müstika Stuudio / Mystika Studio (Tatari 64)
Entrance fee: 15 eur
FB event: https://fb.me/e/3iBjxdmFE

The representatives of Folk Company of the Autonomous University of Queretaro are in Tallinn and are giving a Mexican folk workshop for everyone who wants to learn a bit more about the Mexican folk tradition!!!
//Previous dance experience is not required. This workshop is designed for all levels.//
After the workshop, the Secret Mexican Society will offer Mexican food for the participants to open a space for socializing and live the Mexican culture.
The ticket entrance is 15 euros per person and it includes the workshop and the food.
About the Company:
The Folk Company of the Autonomous University of Queretaro started its activities in 1966 and is directed by Dolores Zuñiga and Hector Cordoba.
Socorro Lopez is in charge of the musical direction. Its shows have been performed in important congresses and national and international festivals in Queretaro, most of Mexico and Europe, Asia and practically most of South, Central and North America, projecting the Mexican identity of the University around the world.
This year, as on of the companies with the greatest trajectory, the Folk Company has more than a half uninterrupted century working in pro of the Mexican identity throughout folk dancing.
Ready to immerse in Mexican culture?? 🇲🇽❤️ WE ARE!! 

Ladina-Ameerika Fiesta 2022

Date: July 30, 2022
Location: Tallinn TV tower
Time: 12-23.00
*FREE ENTRANCE**
FB event: https://fb.me/e/7HGh1psa9

You can enjoy Latin vibes at the Tallinn TV Tower!
This year, Tallinn TV Tower Foundation in collaboration with the NGO International Women’s Network in Estonia invites you to the Latin American Fiesta 2022.
Talents from Latin American countries will come together to present their country’s food, art and music. There will also be a Latin dance workshop. The day will be finished with a DJ.
Free entrance!
We recommend bringing cash.

Latino Fest Reloaded

June 19th 2022

FB event: https://fb.me/e/1J1CByHzS

*FREE ENTRANCE**

Here we go again, but this time bigger and better!!! 🎉

We know the last Latino Fest 1.0 was a success, and this time the International Women’s Network in Estonia is organizing it as a fundraising event!!!

We love bringing the Latino community together to share with Estonia our diverse cultures and we love parties!

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Delicious homemade food from different Latin-American countries // Dance classes // FIESTA 🥳 !!!!

As a fundraising event, all the participants will donate 10% of their profit to our NGO. By joining us you will be supporting small businesses and also helping us fund our projects to assist immigrant women in Estonia. 🙌🏽

We are stronger together!!

Our participants:

•Market and food •

Ají Dulce (Venezuela) // Paladar (Cuba) // Peru & Honduras ( Homemade Food) / Anhelo (Mexico) // Cachina (Retailer) //Red de Mujeres en Estonia (art) //

By Kris (Retailer) // Secret Mexican Society (Mexico) // Brigadeiros OÜ (Brazil)

Special guests: TanziBoom (Uganda 🇺🇬 ) & Hombre Pablo (Estonia 🇪🇪)

•Dance Classes•

Latin Rhythms / Mexican Folklore / Salsarengue 💃🕺🏽

•Music•

DJ Brown / DJ Jorge

**BRING CASH** Some of the sellers do not have card terminals.

*Participation in dance workshops is by DONATION* (se pondrá el sombrero)

Ukrainian Cultural Day

May 28th 2022

Location: TV Tower (Kloostrimetsa tee 58a)

28.05.22 // 12.00-18.00

Free admission

On May 28, the Ukrainian Cultural Day will be held in Tallinn. This is a unifying event where Ukrainians, away from home, will be able to share their culture and traditions with the local and international community in Estonia.

  • The organizers of the Ukrainian Cultural Day are the MTÜ International Women’s Network in Estonia and Tallinn TV Tower Foundation.
  • Ukrainians who were forced to leave their homes after Russian troops invaded Ukraine and who have been able to find refuge in Estonia will join the event, together with Ukrainians who already call Estonia “home”.

Many Ukrainians now need moral support, especially those who have recently arrived. Moreover, the vast majority of temporary migrants are women and children. Therefore the International Women’s Network in Estonia has taken the initiative to organize an event that will unite Ukrainians, allow them to get to know each other, and make visitors closer to Ukrainian culture, cuisine and traditions.

“Our goal is to give voice to migrant women, as well as to strengthen the support and collaborative networks of all minorities in Estonia. Bringing people together through events of cultural diversity is a way to celebrate differences and of making visible the efforts of small businesses that need an extra push” –  Dalisa Cisneros, board member of International Women’s Network in Estonia.

  • The event will feature Ukrainian food and music, screenings of Ukrainian films, master classes for visitors of all ages, and a fair.

Everyone is welcome to come and learn more about Ukrainian business, talents, and skills. This is an opportunity to celebrate multiculturalism and learn more about the people of Ukraine, their culture, and their background.

Ukrainian Cultural Day will occur at the Tallinn TV Tower, a welcoming international site of symbolic importance to Estonians, which supports community building events and cultural diversity. 

More details: Facebook ​​ Instagram

Latino Fest 1.0 

April 16th 2022

Solidarity Fest

Flea Market * Live Music * Food * Art *Ukrainian movies

March 12th 2022

Location: Marati 5, Tallinn

Flea Market/Art exhibition/Food and Ukrainian movies screening in *Põhjala Tehas* 12-17.00 hr

LIVE Music and food at *Botik* 13.00- 21.00hrs

  • Solidarity Fest was an event in support of migrant women victims of domestic violence and Ukrainian refugees in Estonia. 
  • Activities: Flea Market, art exhibitions, food, Ukrainian movies screenings and Live Music.
  • Distribution of money raised: 50% to Ukrainian refugees administered by Ukraina Kultuurikeskus and 50% to migrant women victims of domestic violence through Red de Mujeres en Estonia (MTÜ International Women’s Network in Estonia). The final amount raised from the Solidarity Fest was 3, 912.55  euros.
  • Expenses accounted for an amount of 791.94 euros. The receipts can be provided on demand.
  • The final amount donated was 3,145.81 euros:
    • 50% accounts for 1,573 euros sent to MTÜ Ukraina Kultuurikeskus who appoints donations for Ukrainian refugees. 
    • 50% accounts for 1,573 euros for MTÜ International Women´s Network in Estonia who appoints donations for migrant women victims of domestic violence.
  • Donations in kind were sent to two different collection points in Tallinn on March 14th:
    • The donations in Kind were delivered to the Headquarters of Students with Ukraine located at Uus-Sadama 5 at Mare building. 
    • The donations of clothes, books, shoes and toys that were not sold at the Solidarity Fest, were taken to Karjamaa 18,  which acts as a Headquarter of recollection of donations for Ukrainian refugees. Note: They asked not to bring more clothes and rather to donate things in kind (hygiene items, preserved food, etc) or to donate money.

BECOME AN ALLY

As part of our efforts to give voice to migrant women, we specialize in organizing diverse collaborative events that empower women and the migrant community. 

We can collaborate by:

  • Giving visibility to each other’s projects and building a community
  • Creating a safe space where micro and nano business can have voice and visibility
  • Organizing multicultural events
  • Participating in fundraising events
  • Cultural mediation activities

If you have an idea/proposal, let us know. The sky’s the limit!! 

Why collaborate with us?

  • We have a team of very capable women who are specialists in different fields.
  • We are well connected with the expat community in Estonia.
  • We have experience in organizing events for the expat community.

We work following the lines of the Customer Success field. Our pillar method of communication is based on “SHOT” model which stands for:

  • Simple
  • Honest
  • Open
  • Transparent

This method allows us to have active, trustful and clear communication within our team, and with the people we collaborate with. Which allows us to prevent unnecessary issues that can easily be avoided. We care for our time management and this translates into better results.

General support fund – by donating to this fund, you will help us to be an independent organization that supports migrant women and represents their interests. We use the donated money wisely and economically for the day-to-day running costs of the organization.

International Women’s Network in Estonia
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EE387700771007680231
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