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,…


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IWS RADIO #05 | On Anti-Semitism and Being Jewish in Germany

Sharon from IWS invited Chana Dischereit who is active with the Roma and Sinti Association Baden-Württemberg and the NSU Civil Tribunal, Iris Hefetz from…


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IWS RADIO #04 | Fighting Systemic Racism With Anti Discrimination Law

Political activist Sanchita Basu and Green Party parliamentarian Canan Bayram are welcomed by Killa, Jennifer & Denise from IWS to talk about Berlin’s new anti…


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Corona Lager Reports – August 2020

"Hi girls. There’s something strange which has been going on in the lagers. The police have been harassing people on the pay day and the day to renew your stay…


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Decolonization in Action Podcast with Dr. Natasha A. Kelly: Black Feminism is Intersectional Justice

In this episode, edna bonhomme speaks with academic activist, artist, filmmaker, and writer Dr. Natasha A. Kelly on the history of Black people in Germany,…


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IWS RADIO #03 | Anti-Asian Racism, the Model Minority Myth and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a wave of violent racism against Asian communities all over the world. IWS members Ngoc, Haewon & Dahye welcome three guests -…


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IWS RADIO im ndPodcast gefeatured: RB3 – Berlin feiert Pride

İdil Baydar zum NSU 2.0 / DieselA zum Dorfplatz / International Women Space zum Hören / Und: Ein Gespräch mit CSD e.V. Vorständin Dana Wetzel


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Meet Artist and Activist Diana Arce

Diana was our guest on the second episode of IWS RADIO: Black Lives Matter! - In The Mediterranean Sea Too. Read here more about her and her work.


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IWS RADIO #02: Black Lives Matter! – In The Mediterranean Sea Too

For this, the second, episode of IWS RADIO, Lavenda, Jennifer and Denise from IWS are joined by Diana Arce from Black Lives Matter Berlin and Hela Kanakane…


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International Women* Space sucht Verwaltungskraft!

Wir suchen ab sofort eine Person, die uns in der Vereins- und Finanzverwaltung unterstützt.


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Corona Lager Reports – July 2020

Hi everyone, this is the report from _____, Potsdam. It’s a relatively small Heim that has got a capacity of about 90 persons and currently it’s hosting almost…


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IWS RADIO #01: Life In The Lagers During The Corona Pandemic

IWS RADIO debuted today on We are born free! Empowerment Radio and is now available online!!! This first episode exposes the inhumane conditions of the Lager…


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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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“How Can We Win?” – Kimberly Jones

Kimberly Jones is an African-Amerian prolific novelist, director, human rights activist, and brilliant thespian who has become a change-agent within the…


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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…


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The situation of refugees and the impact of coronavirus / Die Situation der Geflüchteten und die Auswirkungen des Coronavirus

Corasol organised a compilation of texts written by different organisations. You will find our text “Coronavirus - whose life counts” on page 14.


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Black Lives Matter x HÖR Fundraising for IWS

Here you can see Jennifer Kamau talk about our work before Juba's set at the Black Lives Matter x HÖR Fundraising event.


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Tear down this shit – deutschlandweite Karte von kolonialen Spuren im öffentlichen Raum

Mit dem Projekt “tear this down” (tearthisdown.com) starten heute die Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland (ISD) gemeinsam mit dem peng! Kollektiv eine…


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IWS @ #Mygration Festival – 20th June

IWS participated in the first #Mygration Festival event at Pandanoodle on 20. June. At the event, members of IWS talked with the audience about the group, the…


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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…


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Statement on racist police violence – Stellungnahme zu rassistischer Polizeigewalt – Linker Block der Silent Demo Berlin

Bei den Berliner Protesten am vergangenen Samstag anlässlich des Mordes an George Floyd durch weiße Polizisten in den USA, rief uns die deutsche Polizei…


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Women report on physical violence and sexual harassment in a Lager in Bernburg (Saale)

The story that we are going to tell you today is the story that we, the ladies B, F, H, K, have suffered in Bernburg (Saale), more precisely at Teichweg 6, a…


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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…


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#GeorgeFloyd and actionable support now – A message from Black Lives Matter Berlin

Black Family, many of us need to mourn, many of us are angry, many of us feel the need to do something, please reach out to us and let us know what you need.…


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Umfrage von der Charité: Auswirkungen von Corona auf unsere psychische Gesundheit und mentaler Zustand?

Charité: "Wir haben ein online Fragebogen „Corona-Angst“ entwickelt. Er geht um die Auswirkungen der Corona Pandemie auf unsere Psyche."


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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…


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Struggles of women* on the move Alarm Phone – Women and LGBTQI+ Report, April 2020

When the crowd gathered for the Women’s Day demonstration on March 8, 2020 at 10am in front of Cinema Riff at Grand Socco in Tangier, Moroccan feminists,…


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FUNDRAISING FOR THE SOLIDARITY NETWORK OF WZ RIO

Women collectives from the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro self organized together a solidarity campaign – Teia de Solidariedade Zona Oeste - to attend…


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Welcome to Europe re-launches their Multilingual Webguide: Independent information for refugees and migrants coming to Europe

Created in 2010, this project was born in the struggles against the border regime and for a decade has been providing information and contacts in almost all…


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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…


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Decolonization in Action Podcast: Migrant Chronicles in the Age of Coronavirus

For migrants living in Berlin, COVID-19 is raising questions about the health conditions of loved ones living abroad, as well as the rise of draconian measures…


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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…


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Protest in Zeiten von Corona: Gegen Abschiebung, Verdrängung, und Unterdrückung

Motto: Die Zeit steht nicht still – Achtsamer Protest in Zeiten von Corona und Ausnahmezustand. Die Protestierenden sammelten sich einzeln und in…


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Gesundheitsversorgung sicherstellen! Lager auflösen! Menschen und ihre Rechte schützen!

Während Bundes- und Landesregierungen in nahezu allen Lebensbereichen strikte Maßnahmen gegen eine weitere Ausbreitung der COVID-19-Epidemie ergreifen, werden…


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Schlafplätze und Rückzugsorte gesucht – Solidarität in Zeiten von Corona

Die aktuelle Corona-Krise und die damit einhergehenden notwendigen Einschnitte in unser alltägliches Leben treffen uns alle. Jedoch gibt es Personengruppen,…


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Strengthening Innovative Solutions to Protect Female Migrant and Refugee Rights

New publication - with input from Jennifer Kamau - provides innovative solutions and lessons learned from a transnational collaboration among national migrant…


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#AFROZENSUS – Erfahrungen teilen, Politik verändern, Gesellschaft gestalten

More than one million people of African descent live in Germany. In the large #AFROZENSUS online survey, which will be launched in the spring of 2020, the life…


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It’s not a party – It’s a fight | 8th March 2020

All around the world the fight against fascism is getting louder and stronger and women* are taking the lead of this revolution. The patriarchal system and the…


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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…


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Message of solidarity from Yuli Riswati on International Women’s Day

It is truly a pleasure for me to convey this message of solidarity to you. When we as women around the world try to connect to each other to celebrate and…


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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…


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Wir müssen Widerstand leisten.

Das Morden wir nicht aufhören solange wir nur Schweigeminuten einlegen, Gedenkmärsche veranstalten und Reden halten. Es wird nicht aufhören solange…


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In Gedenken an Hanau: We are angry, but not surprised!

We, the International Women* Space would like to show our solidarity with the families of the nine victims of the terrorist attack in Hanau last night! And…


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IWS Sisters – photo series by Heawon / femLENS

I met my international sisters in Berlin when I moved to Germany. We always say “No woman is alone”. This is a message of solidarity with warm spirit of…


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Webinar Recording: Counter Voices of migrant women against neo-right Populism and other threats

This webinar “Counter Voices of migrant, including refugee and undocumented women against neo-right Populism and other threats in Europe: Strategies and…


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Ich renne nicht auf die Mehrheitsgesellschaft zu – Tülin Duman

Ein Interview mit Aktvistin Tülin Duman, die sich seit vielen Jahren in diversen Projekten gegen Sexismus, Homo- und Transphobie, sowie gegen Rassismus…


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#BlackLivesMatter

Unity and strength is our motto. We are the future! Respect existence or expect resistance! Yes! It's about time!


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Racism & racist violence in Germany from the 90s until now

The beginning of the 90s saw the start of a new wave of racist attacks on migrants in the reunified Germany. Against all of this, resistance was formed.…


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Rassismus & rassistische Gewalt in Deutschland von den 90er Jahren bis heute

Dieses Gespräch zeigt, dass es nicht den einen Rassismus, sondern vielmehr verschiedene Rassismen gibt und gab, die sich in der Gesellschaft, in den…


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