The migrant woman experience

IWS Radio is a podcast series on the migrant woman experience brought to you by IWS, the International Women* Space. We are a feminist, anti-racist group of migrant women, refugee women and women without this experience. IWS Radio is a continuation of our work, documenting the lives and stories of refugee and migrant women living in Germany.

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Show Notes

Here you will find transcriptions in English and German translations and relevant links and resources for each episode. Click on the title you want to know more about...

IWS RADIO #11 | Lesvos to Berlin: Life at the Greek Borders and Living Undocumented in Germany

After a long break, IWS RADIO returns with our first program in 2021. We pick up where we left off: discussing the brutality of the EU border politics. Jennifer is joined by Zahra and Anna - two Berlin-based activists - to talk about the inhumane living conditions created by the EU border and asylum policies in Greece and Germany.

IWS RADIO #10 | EU Border Politics: Dirty Deals, Externalisations & Pushbacks

Syrine from Watch the Med - Alarmphone and Christina from Women* in Exile & Friends join Killa and Jennifer to discuss EU Border Politics and how these policies impact the situation for migrants and refugees in Germany -- and what have to be our strategies to fight back.

IWS RADIO #09 | Migration & Mental Health: Creating Support Networks For Women

Jennifer and Denise discuss with Lucía Muriel and Jasmin Eding about mental health, mental illness, isolation, and torture - and how we can create a support network for migrant and refugee women living in Lagers.

IWS RADIO #08 | Women Organising Against Violence and all Forms of Oppression

Lavenda, Shokoofeh, Shadia, Nujiyan, and Xalteva from the Alliance of Internationalist Feminists Berlin come together for this special IWS RADIO episode ahead of the 25th of November - the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - to discuss violences women face and how women are organising against all forms oppressions in their own contexts and through transnational alliances.

IWS RADIO #07 | From “Ausländerklassen” to “Willkommensklassen” – Institutional Racism in Germany’s Schools

Jennifer Kamau from IWS discusses the prevalence of racism in schools in Germany with Céline Barry - a Berlin-based social scientist whose research centers on the topics of racism, feminism and intersectionality in post-colonial contexts.

IWS RADIO #06 | Racism & Resistance: Linking Past, Present & Afrofuture

Dr. Natasha A. Kelly is an academic activist, visualutionist and afrofuturist. She joins Jennifer Kamau from IWS for a deep dive into the history of racism in Germany - the origins and continuities of German (and European) Colonialism and a look at “the other side of the coin”: Black German history. We discuss stories of resistance, the history of Black movements in Germany, the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule occupation and Natasha's latest book - “The Comet - Afrofuturism 2.0”.

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 Jewish Voice for Peace in the Middle East - Germany, and Inna Michaeli - a sociologist and feminist queer activist to share and discuss experiences of being Jewish in Germany, diverse Jewish identities, anti-Semitic conspiracy “theories” and political activism.

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 discrimination law that was passed in June: What came before? What type of cases does it cover? What impact could it have? What will it take to see a similar law on the federal level?

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 - Jiye Seong-Yu from Asian Voices Europe, Esra Karakaya of Karakaya Talks and Thao Ho from DAMN (Deutsch Asiat*innen Make Noise) - for our third episode of IWS RADIO to discuss this and more...

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 from Alarm Phone.


Recording studio & debut stream: We are born free! Empowerment Radio

Jingle & teaser audio: Werther Effekt

Teaser video: Hoda Taheri / Aora Helmzadeh

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- Grace Jones

Supported in part by a grant from the Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the OSIFE of the Open Society Foundations.