Excluded, swapped out and exposed – living conditions of asylum-seeking women in Germany

Speech and discussion with Women in Exile & Friends

Saturday, 13.12., 18-20pm, Zeppelinstraße 1 (ZEP)*

Replaced and shoved around all over Europe, put up in accommodation centres (“Sammelunterkünfte”), often far away from any infrastructure, vouchers, ban from working, a daily struggle for sufficient medical treatment, always fearing deportation – and on top of all that: the sexism which every women experiences. Refugee women can tell from their day to day experience that they do not feel save as asylum-seekers in Germany.


In the summer of 2014, Women in Exile & Friends were travelling with their floating demonstration on rafts from Nuremberg to Berlin to fight for better living conditions for asylum-seeking women in Germany.

Through talks, discussions and visits of numerous camps (“Lager”), a documentation of the situation of refugee women in Germany was created.

We will talk about our protest and demonstration-tour and we want to discuss the outcomes of it with you.


About us

Women in Exile & Friends is a feminist group from Berlin and Brandenburg which was founded in 2011 from the self-organized refugee women-group Women in Exile.

More about the group can be found here: http://women-in-exile.net/


Information on our tour through Germany is available here: http://www.refugee-women-tour.net/

Interpreters (German-English) will be present.

You are invited to bring your children. We will be happy to look after them and provide a seperate space if needed.

We are looking forward to seeing you !

The ZEP is on Zeppelinstraße 1. Take the tram 5 or 23 to the station Blumenthalstraße. Enter Blumenthalstraße, Zeppelinstraße is the second street on your right.

Die event is part of the Aktionstage for sexual self-determination *society does gender*. More information can be found here: http://www.stura.uni-heidelberg.de/autonome-referate/queerreferat/aktionstage-gesellschaft-macht-geschlecht.html