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Women in Exile
is an initiative of refugee women founded in Brandenburg in 2002 by refugee women to fight for their rights. We decided to organize as a refugee women’s group because we have made the experience that refugee women are doubly discriminated against not only by racist laws and discriminative refugee laws in general but also as women. The struggle against these laws is usually supported by mixed-sex refugee self-organizations and in our experience, these are often dominated by men who look at other issues as more important. Women in Exile e.V. was founded in Potsdam in 2011 and is recognized as a non-profit association.
‘Women in Exile & Friends’
was formed in 2011 by Women in Exile & activists in solidarity without refugee background. Together we conduct the campaign titled “No Lager for Women! Abolish all Lagers!”
This network is meeting every first Saturday of the month at 1am in Berlin or in Potsdam to discuss strategies for the campaign and put them into practice. If you wish to support the campaign you are welcome to join these meetings.

Our fundamental political goal is the utopia of a just society without exclusion and discrimination, with equal rights for all, irrespective of where they come from and where they go to. In concrete policy terms we focus on the abolition of all laws discriminatory to asylum seekers and migrants and on the interconnections of racism and sexism. We perceive ourselves as a feminist organisation and are one of the few links between the women’s movement and the refugees’ movement.
In our group we experience that women can relate to each other, regardless of all differences like age, origin, religion, status, sexual orientation or other factors, and can make an impact together. Together we develop strategies to achieve political change and take our protest against the inhumane living conditions of refugee women to the public.

What we do:
To date we work as ‘volunteers’:

  • We visit the “collective accommodation” in Brandenburg to offer proactive support to refugee women from the perspective of those affected, to exchange information on what is going on and to gather information on the needs of women living in Heims.
  • We describe in our newsletter the living conditions of refugee women in Germany.
  • We provide -from a feminist perspective- information on current refugee policies on our homepage and collect information material for refugee women in many languages.
  • We attend different networking meetings, planning actions together with other antiracist and feminist groups.
  • We demonstrate, give interviews to the media and speeches in meetings to let society know of the problems faced by refugee women and the demands of refugee women.
  • We organize workshops for refugee women to improve their difficult living situation and develop perspectives to fight for their rights in the asylum procedure and to defend themselves against sexualized violence, discrimination and exclusion.


Email: info[at]

Women in Exile e.V.
Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße 164
14482 Potsdam