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Zwischen Unterkunftsuche und Lobbyarbeit

In Berlin kämpft ein Netzwerk von BPoC-Organistionen für die Gleichbehandlung von rassifizierten Geflüchteten aus der Ukraine


WATCH THE VIDEO. We are developing a series of workshops and initiatives as a way to make clear that we condemn any form of oppression, violence, discrimination or intimidation as we fight and defend our rights amidst rigid and oppressive asylum structures, processes and systems.

Call for accommodation for BiPoC refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine

Since the beginning of the attack on Ukraine, IWS has been working to support Black women and Women of Color who are arriving from the Ukraine. Now, we have teamed up with EOTO, ISD and Migrationsrat to collaboratively support any BlPoC refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.

We need your help!
Can host BIPoC arriving from Ukraine – either short or long term?

IWS @ Sound of peace

Fact is Europeans think differently of ukraine refugees
Many say and I quote: “Look, Ukrainians are like us,
they have blonde hair, blue eyes, they drive the same car as we do,
they are educated.” And that is why we have been seeing
Racism at the borders!

IWS RADIO #14 | #MakeNoise – Connecting European Struggles with WIDE+

On the occasion of 25th of November, the Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, the gender and migration working group of WIDE+ met in Berlin to discuss the persistence of violence against migrant women in Europe, and to plan and create a collective response and resistance against violence, in all its aspects - gender-based, structural and/or institutional violence.

IWS RADIO invited a few participants from different European countries, to share the stories of their respective and common struggles, to speak about their political work and organisations.

“Hello everyone and good afternoon. I’m reporting from Elbe-Elster Landkreis.” – Lager Reports, September 2021

The latest lager reports - audio reports on the situation with coronavirus and other topics from women living in refugee accommodation centres in and around Berlin - with transcription in English and translation into German.

IWS RADIO #13 | Navigating the German Asylum System while Queer and Trans

Marlize, a new IWS member, joins Jennifer to share the ins and outs of navigating the asylum process while also being queer and trans. Marlize gives a detailed glimpse into the entire journey from the initial airport procedures to life in the Lager - and the crucial information and support that enabled her to go through it all. Then shifting from the personal to the political, the two discuss the ways that Germany’s image as a ‘queer haven’ is in stark contrast to the brutal realities facing those seeking asylum as a queer person.