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 / german wide movement / Refugee Groups Berlin

Network Conference: Solidarity Struggle During Corona Virus Time

On the 19-6 at 4pm in Mehringhöfe (Gneisenaustr 2a, 10961 Berlin) Blacks and whites together for human rights will conduct the conference about how was the struggle (each group’s struggle) during the Corona Virus and what was different in this time, how can we exchange the ideas to strengthen one another in our struggle on… Read more »

berlin news / News / women-in-exile

Internationale Online-Reihe: Kirchenasyl und das globale Migrationsregime

vom BAG Asyl in der Kirche Die englischsprachige Ankündigung finden Sie hier Am 25. Mai, 2. Juni, 24. Juni und 18. Juni 2021 um 19:00 CET (Berlin)/ 13 p.m. EST (New York) – in englischer Sprache mit Simultanübersetzung ins Deutsche. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos, eine Anmeldung ist jedoch erforderlich unter: info@kirchenasyl.de Auch eine Teilnahme an einzelnen Veranstaltungen ist… Read more »

berlin news / Demo / deportations / News / Support/Solidarity

Afghanistan Not Safe

von We’ll Come United Berlin/Brandenburg, No border assembly  *Deutsch unten* *Dari* منع دیپورت به افغانستانحق ماندن برای تمامی مهاجرین افغانستانیدر چهارچوب روز سرتاسری اعتراض علیه دیپورت و اخرج به افغانستان قرار ست که روز شنبه 05.06.2021 در شهر برلین در برادنبورگر تور( دوازده برلین) یک تجمع اعتراضی ساعت ۱۴ تا ۱۸ با بنرها، سخنرانی و گودی پران… Read more »

Featured

german wide movement / Knowledges / News / Support/Solidarity

Conference on the Sudanese refugees’ situation in Germany (31 January at 21:00 on Skype)

Update 3 On 31/1/2021 at 21:00 we have a continuation of a workshop about Sudanese refugees from Schaumberg/Niedersachsen online to discuss the refugee’s situation. This is the 4th workshop now. We are not going to be silent, until the deportation is stopped, until the isolation of refugees is broken, and until the primary, secondary, and universal… Read more »

picture of demonstration banner against lager and deportation
Daily Resistance Newspaper / News

Daily Resistance Monthly Editorial Meeting continues on July, 9

On July 9, 2018, the current editorial team of >Daily Resistance< will continue its new monthly meeting. It is the third in a series of social and working get-togethers that tries to bring together people who want to share their ideas about the newspaper, who want to contribute and who want to work on upcoming… Read more »

berlin news / Demo / News / oplatz / School / Support/Solidarity

Kundgebung & Demo zur Räumung der Ohlauer/GHS, 11.01.2018, 7:45

Räumung der GHS am 11.01.2018 – Solidarität mit den Bewohner_innen. Eviction of GHS, 11.01.2018 – Call for solidarity Die Chronologie der GHS auf Deutsch und Englisch Pressestatement der Nachbarschaftsinitiative Ohlauer Straße (NIO), 19.7.2017: Wir kennen die beteiligten Menschen, wir respektieren die Umstände, wir erinnern die Absprachen Solidaritätsaufruf Andere Zustände ermöglichen (*aze) ____ DEUTSCH (English, French,… Read more »

Demo Ohlauerstr.

Recent

international / News

PIXI: “THE OLIVE TREE AND THE OLD WOMAN”

This story is written by Parwana Amiri, a young Afghan woman who has lived with her family in the Olive Grove from the Moria hotspot since September 2019. When Parwana noticed how unbearable the living conditions were, she supported the people with her language skills and started to publicize the stories they had experienced.Her “LETTERS TO… Read more »

News

Aufruf zur No-Lager-Aktionswoche vom 19. bis 27. Juni 2021

von AntiRa Vernetzung NRW Seit der Corona-Pandemie spitzt sich die Situation in den Lagern sowohl an den EU-Außengrenzen als auch in der BRD zu. Während überall in der Gesellschaft Kontaktreduzierung und Social Distancing propagiert wurden, mussten Menschen in den Lagern auf engem Raum zusammenzuleben und sich Schlaf-, Essens- und Waschräume teilen. Den infolgedessen auftretenden Infektionen… Read more »

german wide movement / International Refugee Movement / Knowledges / Podcast / Refugee Groups Berlin

Undisturbed. Podcast by Bijan Sabbagh

Undisturbed is a tunnel to understanding global leftist movements. Another podcast from Colourful Voices Host: Bijan Sabbagh Latest episode: Veronica Velez and the Uprising of Colombia (June 2, 2021) Colombia was witness of massive protests and police violence throughout last weeks. In an interview with Veronica Velez, A Colombian activist and lawyer based in Berlin,… Read more »

berlin news / german wide movement / Refugee Groups Berlin

Network Conference: Solidarity Struggle During Corona Virus Time

On the 19-6 at 4pm in Mehringhöfe (Gneisenaustr 2a, 10961 Berlin) Blacks and whites together for human rights will conduct the conference about how was the struggle (each group’s struggle) during the Corona Virus and what was different in this time, how can we exchange the ideas to strengthen one another in our struggle on… Read more »

berlin news / News / women-in-exile

Internationale Online-Reihe: Kirchenasyl und das globale Migrationsregime

vom BAG Asyl in der Kirche Die englischsprachige Ankündigung finden Sie hier Am 25. Mai, 2. Juni, 24. Juni und 18. Juni 2021 um 19:00 CET (Berlin)/ 13 p.m. EST (New York) – in englischer Sprache mit Simultanübersetzung ins Deutsche. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos, eine Anmeldung ist jedoch erforderlich unter: info@kirchenasyl.de Auch eine Teilnahme an einzelnen Veranstaltungen ist… Read more »

berlin news / Demo / deportations / News / Support/Solidarity

Afghanistan Not Safe

von We’ll Come United Berlin/Brandenburg, No border assembly  *Deutsch unten* *Dari* منع دیپورت به افغانستانحق ماندن برای تمامی مهاجرین افغانستانیدر چهارچوب روز سرتاسری اعتراض علیه دیپورت و اخرج به افغانستان قرار ست که روز شنبه 05.06.2021 در شهر برلین در برادنبورگر تور( دوازده برلین) یک تجمع اعتراضی ساعت ۱۴ تا ۱۸ با بنرها، سخنرانی و گودی پران… Read more »