facebook feed fist header movement-text refugee-movement-text twitter youtube
berlin news / Demo / international woman space / News / Women

Speech held by IWS in the International Women*s Day Berlin #womanday #weltfrautag

Posted originally by www.wirmachendas.jetzt 

2017, Berlin, 8. März, Woman Days, International Womans Space
Photo: Inga Alice Lauenroth

 We women of the world have united, and we shout:

International Strike!

We see sexist shit all over the world. In Russia, domestic violence has been decriminalised. In many places, girls are forced to marry and bear children. We see a rise in antifeminism here and everywhere. At the same time, there are mass deportations from Germany – and now they even want the power to access refugees’ phones for surveillance. Deportation is racist violence against women.
But in resistance there is hope! Just last month we saw 160,000 people come together in Barcelona to demand human treatment for refugees. And in Berlin we continue to build strong networks fighting sexism and racism. Today we come together to define the world we want to live in!
We strike to denounce:

That the state controls and criminalizes our migration and movements – in Germany they now even talk about putting electronic trackers on refugees’ legs!
That state violence is backed up by racist and sexist police violence!
That capitalism exploits and profits from our informal and underpaid work!
That domestic work and care work are unpaid in the home and underpaid in the market!
That this economic violence increases our vulnerability to sexualized violence – and in extreme cases, feminicide!

We strike to reclaim our right to abortion so that nobody is forced to give birth.

We strike because care work must be the responsibility of society as a whole, not our obligation as women.

We strike because women of colour are doubly exploited under capitalism.

We strike to build networks of solidarity and to make the work we do visible – work that creates support networks and vital strategies in crisis contexts.

And we know we are not all here today. And we strike for those whose voices have been violently erased:

  • Absent are the migrants trying to reach Europe, drowned in the Mediterranean sea. Almost 6000 since 2016!
  • Absent are those deported by this inhumane migration system!
  • Absent are those dead due to unsafe abortions!
  • Absent are those in jail for self-defense against a violent husband!
  • Absent are the lesbians and the transgender people killed by hate crime.
  • Absent are the victims of racist killings.
  • Absent are the political prisoners and those persecuted, assassinated, because they dared to fight back against racist, sexist and capitalist systems. For example, Berta Caceres in Honduras!
  • Absent are those imprisoned for minor offenses that criminalize forms of survival, while capitalism’s crimes remain unpunished!

We organize to defend ourselves and take care of each other. Because domestic violence, rape within marriage and forced marriage are crimes! In the face of attempts to intimidate us, we transform our individual mourning into collective consolation and collective anger. We organize ourselves!

We organize together everywhere: in homes, in the streets, in the workplace, in schools, in our neighborhoods. The strength of our movement lies in the bonds we create between us.

We see the women’s movement emerging as an alternative to the rise of right-wing power. And we see that the new backlash against women and feminism is an attempt to neutralize our strength and divide us. We say no.

We want this demonstration to become a celebration where we will build our shared future!

Because we reclaim our time for ourselves and for each other – to come together, not just today but every day!

This speech was translated and adapted from the brasilian version of the call from the argentinian movement #NiUnaMenos. For more information click here.

Some impressions of the International Women*s Struggle Demo by photographer Inga Alice Lauenroth (8. März, 2017)2017, Berlin, 8. März, Woman Days, International Womans Space

2017, Berlin, 8. März, Woman Days, International Womans Space

2017, Berlin, 8. März, Woman Days, International Womans Space

2017, Berlin, 8. März, Woman Days, International Womans Space

2017, Berlin, 8. März, Woman Days, International Womans Space

2017, Berlin, 8. März, Woman Days, International Womans Space

 

2017, Berlin, 8. März, Woman Days, International Womans Space

For more information on International Women Space, their activities and their book „In our own words“ (2015) click here.


berlin news

berlin news / Lager Mobilization – Wedding / Lager watch / LMNB - Lager Mobilisation Network Berlin

„Ihr beschützt uns nicht!“ Die Do-it-Yourself Praxis im Lager Niedstraße. Aus einem Interview mit einer Überlebensexpertin (*Name verändert)

English Ich treffe Nira in einem Park irgendwo im Südwesten von Berlin. Nira und ich haben beschlossen uns regelmäßig zu treffen und gemeinsam kleinere Artikel über die Situation in den Berliner Lagern zu schreiben. Dieses Mal wollen wir ihre Erfahrungen mit den Sozialarbeiter*innen in dem Niedstraßen-Lager teilen, ein Lager für Frauen und Kinder in Friedenau…. Read more »

Niederstr lager front door
berlin news

Kommt zur Protestmahnwache: Afghanistan ist kein sicheres Land

Wir nehmen unser Schicksal selbst in die Hand. تحصن اعتراضی علیه دیپورت به افغانستان را فعالانه حمایت کنید۰ ما میخواهیم خودمان سرنوشت زندگی امان را بدست بگیریم، نه اینکه قدرتمندان برایمان تعیین کنند۰ محل و روز تحصن اعتراضی۰ 21. und 22. September, 12.00-20.00 Uhr vor dem Auswärtigen Amt, Werderscher Markt 1 23. und 24. September,… Read more »

berlin news / News / Women

Inauguration Conference | Center for Intersectional Justice

Saturday 16 September 2017, 10 AM Access: ICI Berlin Pfefferberg area Christinenstr. 18/19, Haus 8 or Schönhauser Allee 176 U-2 Senefelder Platz Tentative Program (subject to change): MORNING 10:00 > Registration and Coffee 11:00 – 11:30 > Opening Address – Emilia Roig (Founder & Executive Director) 11:30 – 12:15 > Keynote Speech – Kimberlé Williams… Read more »

Center for intersectional justice Berlin

Featured

News / oplatz

Wegweisendes Urteil gegen den Einsatz für das Grundrecht auf Asyl – Haftstrafen für vier DemonstrationsteilnehmerInnen des March for Freedom

English Einladung zur Pressekonferenz, Montag 22.05.17, 11:00, Waldemarstr. 46 10999 Berlin   3 Jahre nach dem international organisierten March for Freedom wurden vier TeilnehmerInnen einer friedlichen Demonstration in Luxembourg-Stadt zu hohen Geld- und Bewährungsstrafen verurteilt. Der Verlauf des Prozesses und das Gerichtsurteil erscheinen bei nüchterner Betrachtung äußerst willkürlich und keinen rechtsstaatlichen Maßstäben entsprechend. Der March… Read more »

Daily Resistance Newspaper

Distribute the latest edition of Daily Resistance newspaper: Non-citizen Rise Up in Bavaria

Non-citizen Rise Up in Bavaria Dear people of the world, we have published the new issue of the newspaper “Daily Resistance”, and now it’s the time to bring the paper to the hands of people living in the lagers, by you! This issue comes “separately” in 7 languages This issue of Daily Resistance has a… Read more »

Daily Resistance Refugee Protest 2016 Bavaria
News

Information-Comic “Stop Deportation” is out now!

The stop deportation info comic is finished, translated, and ready to spread. You can find it in Arabic, English, Farsi, French, German, Romanes, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish and Turkish here: http://oplatz.net/stop-deportation The comic contains useful and important information for people under threat of deportation, but also for people supporting them. Spread it and share the link in your… Read more »

Ways to stop deportation

Recent

Demo / deportations

Protest Gegen Abschiebung

Another group of our friends are being deported to Afghanistan on 24. October from Leipzig/Halle airport. Aghanistan is a war ridden, unsafe country. Deportation of people who seek for asylum to war zones to expose them to death and letting them to be killed there, is indeed a war crime and genocide. Therefore “Zendegi –… Read more »

berlin news / Lager Mobilization – Wedding / Lager watch / LMNB - Lager Mobilisation Network Berlin

„Ihr beschützt uns nicht!“ Die Do-it-Yourself Praxis im Lager Niedstraße. Aus einem Interview mit einer Überlebensexpertin (*Name verändert)

English Ich treffe Nira in einem Park irgendwo im Südwesten von Berlin. Nira und ich haben beschlossen uns regelmäßig zu treffen und gemeinsam kleinere Artikel über die Situation in den Berliner Lagern zu schreiben. Dieses Mal wollen wir ihre Erfahrungen mit den Sozialarbeiter*innen in dem Niedstraßen-Lager teilen, ein Lager für Frauen und Kinder in Friedenau…. Read more »

Niederstr lager front door
News / Workshop

Refugees & Queers: “Leaving the queer bubble” – PR und Medientraining

english version below Liebe Interessierte, wir freuen uns, Sie zu unserem Workshop: „Leaving the queer bubble“ – PR und Medientraining im Rahmen des Projekts „Refugees & Queers. Politische Bildung an der Schnittstelle von LSBTTIQ und Flucht / Migration / Asyl“ einzuladen. Die Fortbildung richtet sich an Multiplikator*innen, Bildungsarbeiter*innen und Aktivist*innen, die das Thema „Queer Refugees“… Read more »

News / Support/Solidarity

Soli Crêpes against repressioncrap!

for the 24.10: https://www.facebook.com/events/1186910981441970 for the 28.11: https://www.facebook.com/events/1492764560817537 (with english version down below) Soli Crêpes against repressioncrap! Am 05.10 (Do), 24.10 (Di) und am 28.11 (Di) gibt es ab 19:30 Vegane Crêpes in der B-Lage. Bei einer gemeinsamen Aktion werden manchmal nur einige verurteilt. Was nicht heissen muss, dass sie es alleine durchstehen müssen. Kommt… Read more »

berlin news

Kommt zur Protestmahnwache: Afghanistan ist kein sicheres Land

Wir nehmen unser Schicksal selbst in die Hand. تحصن اعتراضی علیه دیپورت به افغانستان را فعالانه حمایت کنید۰ ما میخواهیم خودمان سرنوشت زندگی امان را بدست بگیریم، نه اینکه قدرتمندان برایمان تعیین کنند۰ محل و روز تحصن اعتراضی۰ 21. und 22. September, 12.00-20.00 Uhr vor dem Auswärtigen Amt, Werderscher Markt 1 23. und 24. September,… Read more »

berlin news / News / Women

Inauguration Conference | Center for Intersectional Justice

Saturday 16 September 2017, 10 AM Access: ICI Berlin Pfefferberg area Christinenstr. 18/19, Haus 8 or Schönhauser Allee 176 U-2 Senefelder Platz Tentative Program (subject to change): MORNING 10:00 > Registration and Coffee 11:00 – 11:30 > Opening Address – Emilia Roig (Founder & Executive Director) 11:30 – 12:15 > Keynote Speech – Kimberlé Williams… Read more »

Center for intersectional justice Berlin