In 2018, BATIK International is celebrating its 20th anniversary! This special event is the perfect occasion to share (again) with you our story and our actions!
The association was born from the desire of Isabelle Devaux and Catherine Mechkour-Di Maria to implement projects linked to their countries of origin. (Laos for Isabelle and Algeria for Catherine) .
Sensitive about social issues, they decided to create their own association and place their skills at the service of people in difficulty.
The notion of exchange between France and other countries became a structuring value for the association.
» This project allowed young French graduates to get 6 months professional experience in Vietnamese companies.
» Our first action towards immigrant people from Asia.
Willingness to support a better knowledge of and integration for Chinese community in Paris
∴ Next : “Patriarches” project (2007) ∴
» Work on the Algerian immigrant’s memory to foster the emergence of solidarity projects between France and Algeria.
» Contribute to the social reintegration of Algerian women victims of violence.
» Assist microentrepreneur women in the creation of their activity.
This project resulted in the organisation of the first Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Microentreprise exhibition in 2008 – STRASBOURG, France.
» Collect testimonials from elderly immigrants living in Ile-de-France to promote the diversity of migration journey and raise awareness on these issues among younger generations.
» Highlight the craftsmanship skills of Hmong women.
Used to initiate awareness actions on gender equality.
Continuity of FEM project
» Support women loonk for employment and in the creation of income-generating activities especially in traditionnaly male sectors.
BATIK International integrates the gender approach as a transversal component of its actions, to allow each individual, wheter female or male, to have the same opportunities and the same ressources to carry out his projects.
» Strenghthen the capacities of Algerian civil society actors and help them to acquire trainer skills.
∴ Next : SAARA project (2017) ∴
» Networking of public and private organisations in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. The aim is to guarantee access to rights for eldely immigrant.
Continuity of GEPE project
» Support to the women’s socioeconomic integration.
This time it was about involving local institutions and companies and raise awareness about women’s integration issues.
∴ Next : COOPAEM project (2016) ∴
» Improve the living and working conditions of young immigrant women in two industrial areas, in Hanoi suburb.
» Allow organisations from the Ile-de-France and Mediterranean region to exchange on their practices and their experiences of supporting women’s integration, as well as to work on their shared issues.
Continuity of SAWA project
» Test a resources pooling system through the creation of collective enterprises.
» Support actors working with young people in their awareness work, especially in the fight against prejudices and discriminations in relation with mi
» Promote the role of Algerian associations and support their integration into local consultation dynamics.