• Separation Impossible


    The residence status of refugee women* often depends on their marriage to their husband. Even if it is violent. If she leaves the man, she loses her residence permit. If she tries to defend herself against the man, he can threaten her with separation and she will also lose her right of residence.

    The play TRENNUNGimpossible will be performed again this year to mark the International Day against Violence against Women.

    Admission is on a donation basis.

    When: November 25, 7 p.m.

    Where: Spore.initiative, Hermannstraße 86, 12051 Berlin

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  • On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    Book reading with Women in Exile

    On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), the project Network of Refugee Girls and Young Women together with Women in Exile invites you to a book reading in Berlin. Activists from Women in Exile will read from the book “Breaking Borders to Build Bridges: 20 Years of Women in Exile.” The book, written collectively by Women in Exile, is a collection of texts about flight, survival, the situation in refugee camps, and 20 years of advocacy as a group of refugee women for the abolition of camps and for freedom of movement. More info about the event will follow soon!

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  • New publication of the Federal Coordination Group against Human Trafficking (KOK) e.V.

    Data Collection on Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Germany – KOK Report 2022

    KOK e.V. has published its fourth data report on human trafficking and exploitation in Germany. This will address the situation in 2022. The data collection of specialized counseling centers for trafficked persons provides important insights into counseling practice in Germany.

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  • Women and Girls in Afghanistan: Two years on from the Taliban takeover

    Two years ago, the Taliban took power in Afghanistan following the frantic withdrawal of NATO troops. Since then, journalists, LGBTQI+ people, former government employees, as well as activists for women’s and human rights, have been among those targeted with repression and open violence. At the same time, there are virtually no safe routes out of the country. The impact of the Taliban takeover on women and girls in Afghanistan has been particularly severe.

  • Online meeting for the Netzwerk geflüchtete Mädchen und junge Frauen (Network for Refugee Girls and Young Women)

    On September 27, BumF is hosting a digital network meeting from 10 am to 12.30 pm. The first part of the event will focus on current developments concerning the network. There will also be a networking space. The second part will focus on the situation of girls and women from Afghanistan, with a talk by Dr. Alema Alema, Afghanistan consultant at Pro Asyl.
    To register for the event, please email us with ‘Netzwerktreffen’ in the subject line, by September 20 on [email protected].

  • LSVD Webtalk: Young LGBTIQ Refugees and Social Work
  • Webtalk du LSVD

    Les jeunes réfugié·e·s LGBTIQ* dans le travail social

    Am 26. September 2023, 14.00 bis 15.30 Uhr: Flüchtlingsunterkünfte sind für junge lesbische, schwule, bisexuelle, trans*, intergeschlechtliche und queere (LSBTIQ*) Geflüchtete häufig Angsträume. Es gibt kaum Unterstützungsangebote. Schutzkonzepte, die auch minderjährige LSBTIQ*-Geflüchtete mit einbeziehen, selten. Wie können Fachkräfte in Unterkünften, und vor allem in der Kinder- und Jugendarbeit, junge LSBTIQ*- Geflüchtete stärken? Was sind ihre spezifischen Herausforderungen in den Bereichen Gesundheit, Unterbringung oder in der Selbstbildung/Identitätsbildung?

  • Change course! Protest call for Interior Ministers’ Conference, Berlin, June 15th 2023

    German asylum policy continues to focus on deterence. As a result, daily life for refugees in Germany is defined by mass shelters, work bans, deportations, racist police violence and social exclusion. Jugendliche Ohne Grenzen (Youth Without Borders) and an alliance of civil society organizations are calling for a real change of course. Join the demonstration as German interior ministers meet in Berlin. For more information and/or to put your signature our demands:

  • Practical guide for interpreters working with refugees on sexual health and reproductive rights

    A new working aid from the Paritätischer Gesamtverband offers recommendations for language mediators helping refugees to access sexual and reproductive health care. It also serves as a set of guidelines for advice/counseling centers and other relevant spaces employing language interpreters.

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