i-Smile is a non-profit organisation established in 2013 in Dublin 15 to reduce isolation, improve confidence and increase participation of women from migrant and refugee backgrounds in mainstream society, enabling them to enjoy the social, economic and legal inclusion they need to thrive and succeed.
i-Smile International participates in the annual International Women’s Day event held on the 8th of March to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. We organise events that raise awareness about the challenges and exclusion women from migrant and refugee background face when trying to integrate into the Irish society. We also highlight the supports they need and encourage attendees to be part of the solution.
i-Smile events bring together people from all walks of life including local council officials, political, community and business leaders, entrepreneurs and women from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. It also features a showcase of ethnic businesses, cuisine, music, dance, and entertainment.