Break Isolation Group | Refugee Women Self Organised Group

IWS’ Break Isolation Group(BIG) is a self-organized refugee women's working group, formed out of the urgent need for political organization, by and for refugee women, in and out of the German asylum system.

WE EXIST, WE ARE HERE

This book contains eight stories, at times enraging and dispiriting, at times empowering and uplifting. The stories recount women’s experiences of being trafficked through Libya and forced into prostitution; of fleeing state repression and societal oppression in Egypt, Syria and Iran; of being persecuted for academic activism in Turkey, or for drug addiction in Russia; women robbed of their right to self-determination; women who have resisted deportation, and who fight racism and racist structures in Germany every day.

IN OUR OWN WORDS

This book documents the lives and stories of women who have fought difficult realities. It contains texts by and about women and includes testimonials of refugee women in Germany. We approached the project in the Latin American tradition of testimonial literature – looking to amplify the voices of communities that, all too often, go unheard.

IN UNSEREN EIGENEN WORTEN

Dieses Buch dokumentiert die Lebensgeschichten von Frauen, die gegen schwierige Realitäten gekämpft haben. Es enthält Texte von und über Frauen und beinhaltet Testimonials von geflüchteten Frauen in Deutschland. Wir näherten uns dem Projekt mit Hilfe der lateinamerikanischen Tradition der Testimonial-Literatur an – mit dem Augenmerk darauf, die Stimme derer zu verstärken, die allzu oft nicht gehört werden.