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[SoLiDaRiDaNcE]: Do 05.03.2015 19:30 : #5: Info event and soliparty : Women’s resistance against Lager and illegalisation # PART 1


« Do All Women Have Equal Rights?

Women’s Resistance Against Illegalisation & Lager »

wheelchair accessible
 in English & German spoken language

Part 1 // 5.3.2015 // 19:30h

Reports by activists from Respect! & Women’s Space

Part 2 // 2.4.2015 // 19:30h

Reports of Women in Exile activists

Check out our programm for March 5th:

Panel discussion with three women from Respect! and Women’s Space

21h: AFRO-REVOLUTION (Requested) Protest songs from Yaoundé and N’Djamena to Berlin with guy la providence, douala manga bell; deutsch man gabbana; parfait; don tox and gilles yory thegod

Ab 21.30h:
DJ dr. k // queerbeet–move your feet!

Ab 23h:
DJ Sky Deep (previously known as Sky Disco from discoBAASSIK)
// Tribal House, Tech Funk & Bass

Ab 01h – End: DJ Nagi Koku // Sounds From Here

As activists from Respect!, Women’s Space & Women in Exile, we invite you to 2 consecutive info events to raise awareness about our struggle against illegalisation & Lager:

PART1 // 5th of march:

Respect! will report on the situation of illegalised women workers in the city of Berlin, on their surviving strategies & their collective organization.

The Women’s Space will tell you what it takes to access medical care & family planning in the conditions of isolation imposed by the « bush Lagers » & by the bureaucratic rule of our lives. We will explain what it means to be a mother in exile, struggling for the right to a self-determined life & to education, for ourselves & for our children. We will also try to tell you what it takes to relate to our female bodies, while being forced to live in a crowded, filthy Sammelunterkunft*.

We carry a “double burden”. We struggle not only as Refugees or illegalised persons, but also as women:

In March, we demonstrate twice!

On March 8, for women’s rights & for their visibility. On March 7, Women in Exile call to demonstrate in Potsdam against the Lager, the racist asylum system & its deportations.

With the funds raised by the info event & party on March 5, we want to continue our friend & fellow activist Sista Mimi’s support for her daughter’s education. We lost her last December after 20 years of human rights activism in Germany.

PART 2 // 2nd of april:

Women in Exile will talk about the inhumane living conditions in the Lager & our motivation to fight against it with a focus on women & children. On this occasion, funds will be raised for the group’s work.

More infos coming soon.


[Women in Exile] 07.03.2015, 14H, Potsdam Hbf: „No lager for Women! Abolish all Lagers!” Demonstration and Protest-action in front of the state parliament building




„No lager for Women! Abolish all Lagers!”

Saturday 07. march 2015, 14°°, Potsdam hbf / main station

Demonstration and Protest-action in front of the state parliament


(Please check for details on our web blog: or call us: 0176-32920586)

As we celebrate the International Women’s Day 2015 let us look closely on how the state of Brandenburg government as well as the Germany Federal government is treating us:

For the last couple of years we have been asking them again and again to give at least women and children the opportunity to move out from the lagers. Nevertheless, what we are seeing is money being allocated to local authorities to upgrade existing isolated lagers and more lagers being added to the already existing ones.

We dont see any changes in our living conditions: the asylum seekers are still only allocated 6 square meters per person. Still we are often marginalized with housing in remote areas and are therefore more exposed to racist attacks. Still the possibilities to live in private apartments like everybody else are rarely given to us.

And with a change of construction law, the construction of camps in industrial areas is now allowed.

Refugee women suffer the most from that. Because usually the women are the ones who feel responsible to organize everyday life for the whole family under such inhumane living conditions.

That is why we are renewing our call
“No Lager for Women!” “Abolish all Lagers!”

• We demand from the federal government: Step back from your backward policies of the 90s which try to keep refugees from entering Germany or force them to leave again!

• We demand from the state authorities: Give directives to the districts to accommodate refugees in flats – first of all for women and children!

• We demand from the local authorities: Integrate refugees in your districts by giving them the choice to live in flats wherever they want!

To all refugee women:
Let us together demand a humane life for all!

To all women‘s organizations, feminist organizations, all anti-racist and human rights organizations:
Support us and our demands! come numerous and together with asylum seekers from your neighborhood!