Women in exile
‘Women in exile’, a group of refugee women from Berlin and Brandenburg, came together about 15 years ago to fight for their rights and against the disrcimnation they face as women and as refugees.
Now they decided to go on a bustour through Germany to visit refugee women all over the country because the situation of many refugee women has become even worse. Under the slogan ‘We are getting louder and louder! Abolish all Lagers!’ they will come to Leipzig as well on the 27th and 28th July. They want to visit women in the camps to protest together loudly against rasicm, sexism, the situation in the camps, deportation and other problems.
Therefore a group of women in Leipzig is trying to organize an event to welcome Women in exile and to get in contact with other women in the lagers to come together for this event. They want to give the space to other refugee women to share their problems, ideas, experiences and opinions. By learning from Women in exile’s experiences they want to think about how to organize themselves and go on in the future.
- 6 pm Gathering in Bäckerei, Josephstraße 12: Get to know each other and Women in exile. We want to spend a nice evening together while eating and talking together. Furthermore we want to watch a movie about Women in exile.
- 10 am Visit in the Camps at ‘Alte Messe’ and at ‘Straße des 18. Oktobers’: Painting banners etc.
- 2 pm Demonstration from the Camps to the Sozialamt (Neues Rathaus)
- After the demonstration we want to come together in the Villa (Lessingstraße 7) , eat something and talk.
We will be happy to see you, get to know you and to get closer together! Don’t hesitate to take part. Besides childcare and translation will be available for the whole program.
If you want to take part in the preperation you can contact us (via What’s app 0157-80986285) or join our meetings on wednesdays at 3 pm in the Bäckerei (Josephstr. 12)