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EWM ‘Enterprising Traveller Women’
11 July 2012


​Galway Traveller Movement is delighted to publish the ‘Enterprising Traveller Women’ Toolkit.  The toolkit is drawn from the experience of the Empowering Traveller Women Entrepreneurs project (ETWE), supported under the Equality for Women Measure (Strand 2: Developing Female Entrepreneurship).  The aim of the project was two-fold; firstly, it sought to identify the barriers that are faced by Traveller women in business and also to develop strategies to respond to these.  The toolkit outlines the barriers and provides some practical support on how to respond to the challenges and meet the needs of Traveller women who wish to progress into enterprise.

Travellers have a long history of entrepreneurship and Traveller women have always played a vital, but often hidden role, in the family business. It is crucial that organisations delivering enterprise supports to Travellers have an understanding of Travellers and the supports that they require to enable them to develop and expand their business.  It is hoped that this toolkit will assist organisations in adapting their supports to meet the specific needs of Traveller women.


The Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Project is an initiative of Galway Traveller Movement. It is funded under the Equality for Women Measure (2010-2013), with funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) through the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme 2007-2013, and the Department of Justice and Equality.


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