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DEMO – International Resistance Against Violence Against Women! 25.November.2015

international resistance against violence against women

international resistance against violence against women

WHEN: 16:30 | 25th November 2015

START: U-Bahnhof Hermannplatz, Berlin


Resistance and self-organisation:

  • against governmental arbitrariness! More and more women are acknowledging their rights, fighting arbitrary controls and repression.
  • against political violence More and more women are recognising that the oppression they face is systematic
  • against employers! More and more women are fighting for their rights as workers and organising themselves in trade unions.
  • against husbands and violent relationships! Statistics show that the number of women leaving violent relationships is increasing everywhere

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IN OUR OWN WORDS Book launch

Refugee Women in Germany tell their stories

WHEN: 19.00 | 25th November 2015
WHERE: TheaterSpielRaum, Bethanien-Südflügel, Mariannenplatz 2B, 10997 Berlin


In our own words

Refugee Women in Germany tell their stories

In 2013, we, the activists from International Women Space (IWS), set ourselves the task of documenting the lives and stories of refugee women in Germany. We approached the project in the Latin American tradition of testimonial literature – looking to amplify the voice of the voiceless.

“In contrast to conventional writing about the colonial situation, which is produced at the centers of global power and near the apices of class difference, testimonial literature is produced by subaltern peoples on the periphery or the margin of the colonial situation. Thus the margins of empire are now “writing back” in an overdue attempt to correct the Western canon and its versions of “truth”. Testimonial literature has been defined by George Yuidice as an authentic narrative, told by a witness who is moved to narrate by the urgency of a situation (e.g., war, oppression, revolution, etc.).” – Voices for the Voiceless

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