IWS at the Bundestag for People of African Descent Week

On Friday 11. September, we took part in a meeting with Dr. Franziska Giffey, Bundesministerin für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend, and Dr. Karamba Diaby, Integrationsbeauftragter der SPD-Bundestags- fraktion.


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GERMANY MUST ACTIVELY PROMOTE THE RESPECT OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE RULE OF LAW AT THE EU BORDERS DURING ITS EU COUNCIL PRESIDENCY

DEUTSCHLAND MUSS WÄHREND EU-RATSPRÄSIDENTSCHAFT AKTIV FÜR DIE EINHALTUNG VON MENSCHENRECHTEN UND RECHTSSTAATLICHKEIT AN DEN EU-GRENZEN EINTRETEN


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Coronavirus, whose lives matter?

In an isolated refugee accommodation centre on the outskirts of Hennigsdorf in Brandenburg, its around 400 residents found themselves under indefinite quarantine. Instead of immediately isolating the infected residents after 68 people were declared Covid-19 positive, all five buildings were put under quarantine, with little information or consultation from the local authority who manage the accommodation.


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#BlackLivesMatter and #LeaveNoOneBehind must be more than slogans – IWS Speech at #SoGehtSolidarisch – June 14

IWS was part of the Aktionsbündnis Antira at the #unteilbar - Band der Solidarität #SoGehtSolidarisch Demo on the 14th June in Berlin. Jennifer Kamau gave a speech:


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In the shadow of Corona: Police Violence against women and children in a Lager in Brandenburg

On June 1st a women, who lives in a Lager* in Brandenburg sent us an alarming video-clip, recorded on the day before. The video depicts a police-operation in the Lager: In a small corridor several police officers are pinning down a woman on the floor, other officers are securing the site, many residents (including children) can be heard screaming.


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We will never stop to organize, to protest, to demand justice for those killed by racists | Aktionstag 8. Mai

Speech by Jennifer Kamau from International Women* Space at the Demo Aktionstag 8. Mai with Aktionsbündnis Antira - ABA: Today we are here to remember the 8th of May, the German liberation from the fascists. The victims in Hanau, of the NSU, the murder of Oury Jalloh, of Rita Awuor Ojunge and many other unsolved cases are here to show us that racism is a weapon of mass destruction.


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Corona-Reports aus Geflüchtetenunterkünften: Das Schweigen brechen!

Der International Women Space (IWS) veröffentlicht aus gegebenen Anlass Corona-Lager-Berichte. Die Corona-Lager-Berichte sind Audioaufnahmen persönlicher Zeugnisse von Frauen, die in Brandenburger Geflüchtetenunterkünften (Lager, Heime, Erstaufnahmeeinrichtungen) untergebracht sind.


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Women from the IWS-Break Isolation Group report about their situation in the Lagers

The Break Isolation Group (BIG) at International Women* Space is a group of self-organised refugee women that was formed in February 2019 as a result of the quest to share their own experiences as refugees in Germany in their own voices.


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We need a feminist revolution! – IWS Speech, 8th March 2020

Hello women of the world! We need a feminist revolution! We need to end capitalism! Capitalism is patriarchal and racist and we can only end patriarchy and racism if we end capitalism. We need to put a stop on the process of land privatisation, to put a stop in the commercialisation of nature, to the commercialisation of women's bodies.


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IWS speech | March to commemorate the African victims of enslavement, colonialism and racism

For the 14th year, the Committee for an African Monument in Berlin organised a march to commemorate the African victims of enslavement, trafficking enslaved people, colonialism, neo-colonialism and racist violence. It is growing every year and we were happy to join the call to take to the streets.


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