International Women Space got to know Viviana when she was still living the emergency shelter (Lager) at the Wiesenstraße, in Wedding, Berlin. On te 29th of January we went to the Notunterkunft to have a coffee with Viviana and see how she was. The moment we met, Viviana was already showing signs of stress. No wonder, she was one of the few women living in a shared space of a former Basketball Hall with 200 men having only her bed as a place of her own.
Last week, 27 immigrant women detained at the for-profit T. Don Hutto facility in Austin began refusing meals, demanding an end to mistreatment and their immediate release. Most are asylum seekers from Central America, which has seen a surge in migrants fleeing violence and abuse. The detainees said they’ve faced threats and unjustified surveillance as they languish in custody without hope of freedom. Immigration officials have denied the hunger strike is even taking place. Continue reading →
Weltweit sind über 50 Millionen Menschen auf der Flucht, ein Großteil davon Frauen und Kinder.
Deutschland und die Europäische Union reagieren auf die Flüchtlinge mit Abschottung und diskriminierenden Gesetzen. Wir Flüchtlingsfrauen – die wenigen, die es überhaupt nach Europa geschafft haben – erleben hier tagtäglich die Verletzung unserer Menschenrechte:
Wir werden zwischen den europäischen Ländern hin und her geschoben, die Unterbringung in Lagern isoliert uns und verletzt unser Recht auf ein selbstbestimmtes Leben, und das Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz soll uns noch weiter entrechten. Dieses Schicksal teilen wir mit allen asylsuchenden Frauen und Männern in Deutschland.
Due to “international day against violence against women” a discussion event event will take place on 23rd of Nov. at 2pm in
PallasT, Pallasstr. 35, 10781 Berlin (corner Potsdamer Strasse).
Connection with public transport: U1 Kurfürstenstr, U2 Bülowstr, U7 Kleistpark, Bus 106, 187, 204 or M85 and M48 stop at Goebenstr.
As well planned:
DEMONSTRATION on Tuesday, 25th of Nov. at 4.30pm at Hermannplatz
– Don`t forget your flashlights!! –
The 25th of Nov. as international day against violence against women is based on the killing the three sisters Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa Mirabel in Dominican Republic. As partisans of a movement they were fighting against the dictatorship of Trujillo. For this fight they were paying with their lives. They were killed on a 25th of Nov. in the year 1960 by Trujillistas. Also the killing of Sakine, Fidan and Leyla on 9th of Jan, 2013 is showing that female partisans are still targets of extralegal executions.
Despite of international interventions the 26 year old Reynah Jabbari has been executed in October this year after years in in a death row, all because of killing her rapist, who has been a member of the secret service.
At least every third woman effected by violence
This year we like to attack the whole bandwith of women repressions, precisely warlike, violence against women on the run and in migration, domestic violence and violence in each social context against women.