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VDAY – Schriften zur Beendigung von Gewalt gegen Frauen & Mädchen

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Einladung zur„Testimonials from the uterus“ Film über die Gesundheitsfürsorge für geflüchtete Frauen

Am Freitag, 21. Februar 2020 um 19.30 Uhr geht es in unserem Geschichtssalon im Beginenhof Erkelenzdamm 51/ Gemeinschaftsraum – 10999 Berlin um ein aktuelles Thema: „Testimonials from the uterus“ Film über die Gesundheitsfürsorge für geflüchtete Frauen von und mit Women in Exile und u.a. mit Petra Bentz vom Feministischen FrauenGesundheitsZentrum e.V. in Berlin

In dem Film berichten drei Flüchtlingsfrauen über ihre unterschiedlichen Erfahrungen mit ihren Gesundheitsproblemen und darüber, wie das Gesundheitssystem sie als Asylbewerberinnen behandelt. Auch Fachleute, die Flüchtlinge unterstützen, teilen ihre Überlegungen darüber, was es bedeutet, eine Nicht-Staatsangehörige zu sein um Zugang zum deutschen Gesundheitssystem zu erhalten. Der Film dauert etwa 30 Minuten und ist in deutscher Sprache, bzw. mit deutschen Untertiteln.

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Tear Down The Walls!

Seit den 80er-Jahren kämpft das Sanctuary Movement in den USA    für das Recht auf Asyl und für Menschenrechte. Ebenso wie die EU-Außengrenzen ist die Wüste zwischen den USA und Mexiko lebensgefährlich. Die US-Regierung baut eine Mauer und die Militarisierung der sog. “Borderlands” nimmt stetig zu. Migration und Solidarität mit Flüchtenden werden kriminalisiert.

Wie sieht die momentane Situation an der Grenze nach Einführung der “Remain in Mexico”-Politik aus? Welche Formen des Widerstands sind möglich?

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Judgement on the „paper airplane trial“

The verdict of the now popular „paper airplanes trial“ was finally delivered on 03.01.2020.

On these „paper airplanes“ we had written our usual demands like “no Lager”, because of the physical and sexual violation we are facing daily there and to „stop deportations“, which in most cases are violently carried out. https://www.women-in-exile.net/pm-neuer-termin-fuer-den-papierfliegerprozess/

From this judgement it is clear how the court is pretentious giving the fine to a women shelter to show solidarity to women while criminalising and taking rights of refugee women to assemble. This shows how the system is pitting us against the rest of the society. It is meant to distract and diminish refugee women´s issues by restricting our right of assembly.

It is ironical when a judge takes money from a supporter of one vunerable group and giving it to the other so as to seem to be supporting vunerable women in the society. These papers carried the messages of our usual demand and nothing more. This is very clear in various media reports such as:

https://www.sueddeutsche.de/bayern/nuernberg-papierflieger-prozess-urteil-1.4744005,

https://www.ardmediathek.de/br/player/Y3JpZDovL2JyLmRlL3ZpZGVvLzZhMGM0NzhlLTIzZGYtNGZhOC1iZmVlLTFjOTNkNzAyY2RkYQ/

https://www.idowa.de/inhalt.deutschland-bewaehrungsstrafe-im-papierflieger-prozess.b22f7667-2bbc-4555-9a2d-75e5f380f00f.html

https://www.nordbayern.de/region/nuernberg/demo-vor-bamf-urteil-im-papierflieger-prozess-gefallen-1.9692205

2019 – full of Women* Power

Dear friends and supporters,

For Women in Exile & Friends this year 2019 was a moving year full of Women* Power.

We decided to walk together and far rather than fast and alone so therefore we would like to thank all of you very much for your company, solidarity and support. THANK YOU!

Only together we could realize all the actions and facing the challenges successfully. We would like to look back at the highlights of the year and share our future vision for 2020.

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R.I.P. Sister Rita

The remains of our sister Rita Awour Ojunge was finally given to the family for burial. She was laid to rest on the 14. Dezember 2019.

Rita repeatedly reported sexual harassment in the Hohenleipisch refugee camp, she was living in. But no step were taking. On the 7. April 2019 she was reported missing. It took almost three months for her remains to be found 200 metres away from the camp in the forest. Rita was 32 years old. She left behind two small children.

Women in Exile & Friends is among the family, friends and other organisations demanding to know: why did it took the police so long to find Rita`s remains? Who murdered her? How safe are the camps for women and children if reported sexual harassment has no consequences? Why has the camp in the wood near by Hohenleipisch not been closed, although the residents wrote an open letter to the authorities demanding it`s closure?!

Our fight for „Justice for Rita“ and „No Lager for women and children“, „ Abolish all Lagers!“ continues.

Dear Sister Rita: rest in power, rest in peace!

PM: 03.01.2020 – Call for support during “Paper-aircraft Process”

On the 03.01.2020 at 10 a.m. in Nuremberg District Court the “Paper-Aircraft Process” will continue. We expect the Nuremberg District Court to give a favourable judgement. “This Process is another attempt to bring our supporter to court and to criminalize our movement”, says Elizabeth Ngari. “They try to distract our focus away from our fights against discriminative refugee laws.”

This process came about after, our rally on the 27.07.2018 in front of BAMF Nürnberg was part of the “Women* Breaking Borders Bus Tour”. It was a strong, creative and proud rally. Women* & children came from a Ankerzentrum in the area and from other refugee camps. One after the other came to the microphone and talked about traumas, fears and spoke up against sexual and physical violence. But since 2016 the demands of Women in Exile to this BAMF were ignored, this time we send them on the air way: with paper planes.

Our Ally, in her role as rally leader, did not forbid us and our children to direct political demands by paper plane to the BAMF. This is why she is accused of “violation of Bavarian assembly law” (see also https://www.women-in-exile.net/gerichtsprozess-in-nuernberg-aufgrund-unserer-papierflugzeuge-ans-bamf-was-sind-die-wirklichen-verbrechen/#more-5274). “Instead of investigating the mentioned human rights violations against refugees, the prosecutor is focusing on paper planes of refugee women* and children”, says Elizabeth Ngari. “But repression will not make us tired or loose our focus. Women in Exile and Friends will not stop to fight for our refugee women* rights. Stop criminalizing us, our friends and supporters! We are demanding human basic rights like No lager for women* and children; Abolish all lagers; Stop deportations and open borders!”

The process on the 03.01.2020 starts at 10 a.m. in session hall 126 of the Nuremberg district court at Fürther Straße 110. To show solidarity with the accused, we call to accompany them to the court room.

Pressekontakt Women in Exile:info@women-in-exile.net

25.11.2019 Bus Tour “Justice for Rita, abolish all lagers”

On Monday 25.11 we went on a Bus Tour to Brandenburg, to ask for justice for Rita and abolish all lagers.

We started at Oranienplatz, where the solibus was waiting us. The bus was full and we had extra cars, so around 65 people started the ride at 11h towards Herzberg our first stop.

After 2h ride, we stopped in front of the Auslanderbehörde where we held the following speech, to create awareness on Rita’s unclear death, the situation of women in lagers, institucional racism, sexism and discrimination.

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PM Einladung zur Women in Exile & Friends “Gerechtigkeit für Rita”-Bustour am 25. November, dem Internationalen Tag zur Beseitigung von Gewalt gegen Frauen.

Am 7. April 2019 verschwand Rita Awour Ojunge. Zwei Monate später wurde ihre Leiche in der Nähe des Lagers in Hohenleipisch gefunden, in dem sie lebte. Die Gründe für ihren Tod sind nach sieben Monaten noch ungeklärt.
Am Montag, den 25. Mai, fahren wir nach Herzberg, Hohenleipisch und Potsdam, um “Gerechtigkeit für Rita” und die Schließung aller Lager zu fordern.

Am 27.08. demonstrierten wir in Potsdam vor dem brandenburgischen Innenministerium und forderten “Gerechtigkeit für Rita” und die Schließung des Hohenleipisch-Lagers. Wir versprachen, immer wieder zurückzukommen, bis wir Antworten auf unsere Fragen haben. Deshalb machen wir am 25.11. eine Bustour durch Brandenburg mit den Forderungen “Gerechtigkeit für Rita”, “Kein Lager für Frauen* und Kinder”, “Abschaffung aller Lager”!

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Mobile reporting during Building Bridges Festival on Feminism

Building Bridges Festival took place between 26-28 July 2019 in Oranienplatz. It was a moment to take back Oplatz as a place of reference for the refugee movement in the public space and where many fights have been won.

This time it was through a Festival that women* brought the feminist perspective of refugee women on refugee issues and opened a conversation with other feminist groups on how to build up a intersectional feminism. The following video, is part of a mobile reporting workshop, facilitated by Kameradisten.org and offered by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.

We also have to thank the area of migration and Africa department of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung the financial support for our festival, thanks to which we could make it happen.