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Solidarity for Success and Diane

We ask for your solidarity to sign the petition and to give any other assistance to facilitate the right of stay for Success and Diane.

During our Women* Breaking Borders Bus Tour this summer (2018), Women in Exile & Friends had the opportunity of meeting and weaving a network with Flit Solidarity Africa.

Flit Solidarity Africa is an initiative of lesbian refugee women based in Munich, fighting against refugees’ discrimination laws, racism and heterosexism. For the refugee women from Women in Exile who are lesbian and had difficulties to talk about it, meeting refugee women from Flit Solidarity Africa, who are using lesbian as a reason of seeking asylum was very encouraging.

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PM anlässlich des Internationalen Tages gegen Gewalt an Frauen am 25.11.2018

Strukturelle Gewalt und Gewalt gegen geflüchtete Frauen durch Polizeibeamte*innen

Über 40% der Asylbewerber*innen in Deutschland sind laut Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF) weiblich. Geflüchtete Frauen erfahren geschlechtsspezifische Gewalt nicht nur auf der Flucht, sondern auch in Deutschland. Bei Abschiebungen geht körperliche Gewalt nicht selten von Polizeibeamt*innen aus. Sie ist aber auch struktureller Natur, bedingt durch die Unterbringung in Massenunterkünften.

Flüchtlingsfrauen erleben tagtäglich strukturelle Gewalt

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Deportation – Why do they come for us in the middle of the night?


In our last Women in Exile & Friends monthly meeting, we witnessed the story of a young woman who stopped her deportation to Italy because she was aware of her rights.

Natalie (not her real name):
“My name is Natalie; I live in the lager in Henningsdorf with my three months baby. I would like to share my story on what happened to me at the beginning of the year, to be concrete in February 2018.

-On February 2018 at 3am in the morning I heard someone knock and try to open my room in the lager. I woke up, went to the door and asked who it was at the door. The person stopped using the key and then a voice came through saying it is the police”open the door”.

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Excluded, Isolated, Deported – Refugee women destiny in Europe

CTXT invited us to their first Feminist Conference, which took place in Zaragoza (Spain) on 8th and 9th November.

We took part on the panel “The excluded ones”, for which we wrote the following text, now translated to spanish and published in CTXT magazine.

The politicians are changing the laws governing refugees at every possibility and make it more difficult for refugees and migrants to enter Europe. In every political discussion or voting, refugees and migrants take the main role. Most European politicians and leaders are blaming refugees for all the problems. Refugees are not the problems; it is there policies of exclusion, isolation and deportation.

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15.10. Commemoration of all the death at the european borders

On 15 October 2018 at Brandenburger Tor together with Corasol, Seebrücke and other initiatives and individuals we commemorated all the deaths at the European borders.
Corasol invited us to this yearly commemoration and we are glad that they create this space where flowers and candles can be laid down to make our sadness more visible.
We started with a minute of silence to respect the accounted and unaccounted deaths. From many we know their names which were made visible on a long list on the ground but many die anonymously in the sea, the deserts or they are namelessly buried into mass graves on the coasts.

Beside our sadness we also carry rage about the German and European policies whose colonialism lead to the conditions why we had to flee from our countries and which borders politics now try to hinder us in arriving here which makes them responsible for so many deaths. About this we spoke loud and clear in our speech:

COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE DEATH AT THE EUROPEAN BORDERS

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Unteilbar

Have you ever thought of what would happen when institutions,unions,activist , solidarity cities movements, refugees groups and left wing political parties join together for a common goal? The unteilbar march explained it all with more than 200 thousand people marching in the central city of Berlin peacefully and in solidarity against racism,capitalism ,oppression ,boarders and racist policies that leads to racial profiling ,segregation of refugees and deportations.

We refugee women were not left behind and with our theme of BREAKING BORDERS,we joined thousand of other people and condemned the Anker-centers which are role model of detention camps,implemented by the interior mister Seeholferis going hand in hand with the AfD ideas of excluding refugees from this society .This lager system is a profit making business as usual which benefits the capitalist system by using colonial methods to intimidate people.

Women* breaking borders Bus Tour 2018 in the press

Women* breaking borders Bus Tour has raised a lot of expectations, and the press has echoed it, here is a compilation of some of the press articles that have appeared during the Bus Tour.

 

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Presse-Tribunal: Final charges from Women in Exile

From July 23rd to August 5th, Women in Exile and Friends, undertook a summer bus tour through southern Germany and Switzerland to network with other initiatives and groups who fight against racism and discriminatory asylum laws and regulations.

Our tour focused on:

  • Flight reasons, dangerous routes that refugees take on their way to Europe, criminalisation of refugees, deportations ending in deaths and the police brutality accompanying them.
  • “Anker” camps and Seehofer the interior minister, the master mind behind the “AnkER” policies which are based on racism and discrimination.
  • The trauma and the inhuman conditions refugees are living in these lagers.

Testimony

We talked with a young women who is now living in Bamberg “AnkER” , who narrated how to us, how after surviving the dangerous routes and her arrival in Germany she has been moved from one “AnkER” (before known as Arrival centres but had same conditions as “AnkERs”) to another. Here is a summary of her story:

“I came through the desert to Libya and was imprisoned for about three months. I got in a boat in Libya, I was lucky to survive but some of the people drowned. I woke in an Italian beach to find some corpses lying next to me.

In Germany I have been transferred from different camps twice and now I am living here with my child. As you can see he is sick, he does not eat or sleep, I take him to the doctor who comes in the camp once a week and he says he is alright. Look at him, he is so thin, is this a child who is well? I am so worried; I live in stress not only for my situation but also for my child. I am living in trauma, nobody want to know about me or my child, nobody cares.”

To proof this, we asked her if we can take a picture of her child and publish it on our blog. She permitted us to do so and publish it wherever we want, this way she thinks someone will see it and come to the rescue of her child.

Final charges from Women in Exile

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Press Tribunal with Women in Exile & Friends, Jugend Rettet e.V. and .. on the occasion of the nationwide bus tour of Women in Exile & Friends

From July 23rd to August 5th, refugee women* of the initiative Women in Exile & Friends travelled on a summer bustour through southern Germany and Switzerland to network with other initiatives and to fight against racism and discriminatory asylum regulations. Deportation Camps, „Anchor”-Centres and the criminalization of refugees were reasons to focus on the so called „home“ region of the German Minister of the Interior, Horst Seehofer. After finishing their bustour, Women in Exile & Friends will organize a press conference in form of a tribunal in joint cooperation with the NGOs Jugend Rettet and XXX. Together, the NGOs want to bring out what refugees experience on the move and after their arrival in Germany. One focus will be set by the NGOs which are explaining the experiences of refugee women* and by doing so denouncing the consequences of German politics and their racial standards. Another focus will be set on the criminalisation of the civil sea-rescues. The common goal of the tribunal is: Breaking the Borders.

We would like to warmly invite you: Press Tribunal with Women in Exile e.V., Jugend Rettet e.V on the occasion of the nationwide bus tour of Women in Exile & Friends

When: Monday, August 13th 2018, at 10am (to 11pm)
Where: aquarium (Südblock), Skalitzer Straße 6 10999 Berlin

 

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