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Refugee Women* Meeting

[Deutsch]

Dear refugee women*,
Dear allies,
from now on, we would like to invite you to a regular. Over the last couple of weeks, we met and got to now each other. We had fun together, we danced and ate cake. We listened to each other. We’d like to offer you, the refugees, a space where you can talk and organise yourselves. We’d like to know what you need. We’d like to support you. Let’s meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday. We meet at 6pm. We meet at the kosmotique, Martin-Luther-Straße 13. You can take the tram number 6, 11 and 13, Stop ‘Bautzner / Rothenburger Straße’ It’s only a small walk from there. Simply walk in the direction of ‘Bühlau’ (number 11 is going that way) and turn into the first street on the left. You can find the kosmotique after around 50metres on the left. We speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, French and German. During the last meetings, there was always one person who could translate from Tigrinya into German or English. There where also women who spoke Arabic. This was of great help. But if we don’t share any language, we still have hands and feet to talk. Feel free to invite your friends. Bring your children if you want.

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ዝኸበርክን ድቐንስትዮ
ካብ ሕጂ ንደሓር ብስሩዕ ክንራኸብ
ንዕድመክን፡
ኣብዚ ዝሓለፈ ቅንያት፡ተራኺብናን ነንሕድሕድና ተላኒናን ኢና።ብዙሕ ሕጉስ ግዜ ከም፡ ብሓንሳብ ምስዕሳዕን ኬክ ምብላዕን ካልእን ኣሕሊፍና ።ንሕና ንዓኽን ስደተኛታት ብነጻ እትዛረባሉን ነብስኽን እትውድባሉን ክነዳልወልክን ንፈቱ።ንሕና ድማ እንታይ ትደልያ ክንፈልጥ’ሞ ክንድግፈክን ንደሊ።ስለዚ ካብ ሕጂ ኣብ 1ይ ን 3ይ ን ረቡዕ ናይ ነፍሲ ወከፍ ወርሒ ሰዓት 06፡00ድ.ቀትሪ ኣብ ኮስሞቲክ እትበሃል ክፍሊ ን(Martin Luther strasse 13) ንራኸብ።ናብዚ ቦታዚ ብባቡር ቁጽሪ 6፥11 ን 13 ን ወሲድክን ኣብ ‘Bautzner Rothernburger strasse’ ወሪድክን ሓጺር መንገዲ ብእግርኽን ናብ ባቡር ቁጽሪ 11 ትኸደሉ ኣንፈት(Buhla) ብምኽያድ ንጸጋም ተጠዊኽን ከባቢ 50 ሜትሮ ምስ ከድክን እዛ ኮስሞቲክ ትበሃል ገዛ ብጸጋም ክትረኽባኣ ኢኽን። ኣዕርኹትኽን ክትማልኣ ኣይትሰከፋ። እንተደሊኽን ውን ደቅኽን ክትማልኣ ትኽእላ

Support Refugees #2

We‘re inviting you – all those who‘d like to support refugee women in Dresden. Those who find it important to create an opportunity to meet and network for those women* and those who would join visits to doctors or offices. Those who enjoy making cakes on Wednesdays and those who‘d like to participate in any other way,

On Thursday, 19/02/2015 at 7pm at the kosmotique (Martin Luther Str. 33). To organise further Wednesday meetings (it’s a women’s meeting!) and to network; to get to know each other and to estimate our capacities.

Support Refugees!

We‘re inviting you – all those who‘d like to support refugee women in Dresden. Those who find it important to create an opportunity to meet and network for those women* and those who would join visits to doctors or offices. Those who enjoy making cakes on Wednesdays and those who‘d like to participate in any other way,

On Wednesday at 6pm at the kosmotique (Martin Luther Str. 33). To organise further Wednesday meetings (it’s a women’s meeting!) and to network; to get to know each other and to estimate our capacities.

„We still have our demands“. Press release of “Remembering Khaled” initiative

Dresden, Saturday January 24 2015

On thursday afternoon we got to know that the police suspects that a flatmate of Khaled has killed him. We are sad and shocked, but it is good that the potential murderer was found and friends and relatives of
Khaled now know. But still there are many open questions and we are waiting for details to be published.

We want to point out that even if the murderer is Eritrean, he does not represent the whole Community.
Furthermore it would not mean that there is no racism in Saxony and especially Dresden. Given the atmosphere in the city that is at least partly created by PEGIDA protests, a racist background of the murder was not unlikely.
Racist conditions have not changed at all. The last weeks several attacks were made against refugees alone in Dresden. The chronicle of RAA (Support for Victims of Hate Crimes) lists the ones that have been reported to the police. But there are more happening in every day life.

After the first release by the media, there appeared a lot of opinions who were either saying that everything was clear from the beginning or even celebrating the death of Khaled. This kind of reactions on the murder and on the new outcome hurt the victims of racism.

We remain in solidarity and sympathy with the friends and family of Khaled and go on fighting against racism and for rights and safety for refugees.

We still have our demands:

1. We want to know all the details about the murder.
2. We don’t feel secure to live in Dresden because many Eritreans got some actions or problems in their way. We have a language problem. So we need a translator to connect with us and translate between German and
Tigrigna.
3. Some part of society in Dresden does not accept refugees to live here and demonstrate against refugees every Monday evening. The majority of us still wants to leave Dresden because they don’t accept us. But others have decided to stay and to fight for their rights and against racism.

More information: http://remembering-khaled.org

Invitation Refugee Women

[German]

ዝከበርክን ደቂ ኣንስትዮ ስደተኛታት፡
ንሕና ክንዕድመኪን ደስ ይብለና ኣብ ሮቡዕ
21/1/2015 ኣብ ንገብሮ ርኪብ (ኣኼባ)
ብኣኽብሮት ንዕድመኪን ንደቂ ኣንስትዮ
ጥራሕ ዝምልከት ፡፡ ንሕና ጉጅለ ደቂ ኣንስትዮ
ድረስድን ኢና ኪንላለን ኪንረኪበክንን
ኪንዛራረብን ንደሊ ኣለና ።እንታይ ከምትደልያን
ከምዘድሊየኪኒ ማለት አዩ፡፡ ስልዚ ንራከብ ኣብ az conni ሰዓት 4፡00
ናይ ምሸት ኣድራሻ Az conni dresden rudolf-leonard- strasse 39.
የቕንየልና፡፡

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Dear refugee women,

we want to invite you on Wednesday (01/21/15) for a meeting.
We are group of women from Dresden.
Some of us organized the demonstration for Khaled with you.

We want to meet and get to know you.
We want to offer space for you to talk and organize yourself.
We wanna know what you need.
We wanna support you.

Let us meet on Wednesday, at AZ Conni, at 4pm.
Az Conni is in the Rudolf – Leohnard – Straße 39
The Az Conni is the meeting house which we used last week.

You can take the tram/train number 13 to Bischofsplatz.
You can get the money for the tram/train back if you want.

We only speak English, French and German.
Can someone of you translate into Tigrinya or Arabic?
Otherwise we will just talk with hands :)

Invite your friends!

Demands of Refugees in Dresden and Friends of Khaled

Most of the people in Dresden have bad sight on refugees. They take actions against refugees like throwing bottles to the head or showing the middle finger. And at the date of 12/01/2015 the very shameful action has happened to young Eritrean Khaled Idris. He has left us. During this time all refugees were afraid and stressed. So as refugees we need solutions for our safety. We also want to make the following demands:

1. We need to know the what have happened to Khaled and want to bring the murderer taken to higher court
2. We don’t feel secure to live in Dresden because many Eritreans got some actions or problems in their way. We have a language problem. So we need a translator to connect with us and translate between German and Tigrigna
3. Some part of society in Dresden does not accept refugees to live here and demonstrates against refugees every Monday evening. If they don’t accept us well we need to move to a place where we are seure.

Rights and Safety for Refugees! In Memory of Khaled

They don’t really care about us –
Khaled Idris Bahray is dead

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On the morning of January 13, 2015 the refugee Kahlid Idris Bahdray (†20) was found dead in the inner yard of his appartment in Leubnitz-Neuostra, Dresden. Contrary to the first police statements, it is now certain, that Khaled was killed with several knife stabs. A racist motive cannot be ruled out at this point of time. Khaled was from Eritrea and had only been in Dresden for a few weeks. His friends are shocked and want to knwo why he was murdered. However, they also want to know why they are not safe here – in Dresden. Because of this we are meeting this Saturday to take the streets collectively. We are meeting to loudly take his friends’ questions and demands into the streets.

Why Khaled was murdered?

We still don’t know. No one knows. The normal reaction to these situations is to exclude the possibility of homicide with a racist background. Why? – The case of the homicides perpretated by the terrorist organisation National Social Underground and the murder of Oury Jalloh show exactly why. The facts of this case and reports of it from part of Khaled’s friends are clearly a prove that refugees are being threatened here. They are afraid. And they do have the right to be afraid. This fear itself is a strong motivation for going out to the streets and to protest against racism.

The Dresden police have started their investigations by fully misjudging the situation. Although Khaled’s body was found covered in blood, the police immediately excluded the possibility of an act of violence. It is a clear failure of the police department to exclude one possible cause of death before any investigation. Later and through pressure of the media and the public the homicide division took over. It has become clear: Khaled was stabbed to death. However, the initial errors have delayed the preservation of evidence for 30 hours. This is not the first time for Dresden police to delay and obstruct investigations; this became clear in the murder case of Jorge Gomondai in 1991. Therefore, we demand the thorough solution of the murder. We will keep on critically observing the investigations.

Racism yesterday and today

Against the background of a revival of nationalism (“Wir sind ein Volk/ We are one people”) and of a political und legal vacuum in Eastern Germany since 1991 racist attacks increased all over Germany, which incredibly peaked in the pogroms in Hoyerswerda, Rostock and the murders in Mölln and Solingen. The result is a far-reaching hegemony of everyday racism in the east German society. With the abolition of the basic right of asylum, which was justified by the pogroms, the racists of majority society got what they wanted and were in victory mood.

The development of this situation pulls us through what we’re living nowadays. In opposition to other german cities, Dresden has really a few migrants. According to the concept of integration for foreigners in Dresden “most of the migrants don’t come in and go out from the eastern states of Germany voluntarely, and they leave them as soon as their residence permit allows them to”. This quote proves that something must be wrong.

We are living in a city, where refugees and migrants are attacked daily in the streets, where arson attacks are committed against restaurants of migrants regularly, where Marwa El-Sherbini was stabbed to death in the courtroom because of her muslim background. The racist atmosphere is in the air of Dresden. PEGIDA is the manifestation of a racism of societal center. This makes possible, that the citizens of Dresden-Laubegast prevent a hotel from becoming an asylumseekers accommodation with a collection of signatures and threats; or that young migrants are attacked on december 22 2014 after the PEGIDA demonstration with applause, with pepper spray, tasers and telescope batons.

Inhuman comments in social media like “One less” speak for themselves.

How does it feel to be a refugee in Dresden?

We would love to get to know our neighbors better as well as the people in our daily environment. We would enjoy to share our cultures, but unfortunetaly we find it hard to get in contact. We find it especially depressing that the people in our environment seem to show no interest in us at all. On the contrary: we are treated with hostility. Every day we experience exclusion. We live with the possibility of verbal and physical attacks. In the supermarket, in the streets and in the tram. People even leave their seats when we sit down next to them – only because of our origin.

The migrants do not understand the insults in German they are confronted with. However, it is much worse that we do not understand the threats. If someone comes to you and says: “I’m gonna kill you” – how are we supposed to understand this?

They have experienced recent monday evenings as the most frightening. After the PEGIDA-demonstrations small racist groups roam the city on manhunts. After 8 pm we are scared to leave our appartments. They told us to only move in groups, anything else would be too dangerous. But everyone should be able to move freely. We find this alarming. We came to Germany to leave violence, war, poverty and persecution behind. Our parents were happy for us having fled those circumstances. We thought to have left all of this behind us, we thought we could live freely from now on. Why can we not win peace at last? Why does nobody want to know about the reason of our flight? Why is it so hard to make friends?

Most of the people in Dresden have bad sight on refugees. They take actions against refugees like throwing bottles to the head or showing the middle finger. And at the date of 12/01/2015 the very shameful action has happened to young Eritrean Khaled Idris. He has left us. During this time all refugees were afraid and stressed. So as refugees we need solutions for our safety. We also want to make the following demands:

1. We need to know what have happened to Khaled and want to bring the murderer taken to higher court
2. We don’t feel secure to live in Dresden because many Eritreans got some actions or problems in their way. We have a language problem. So we need a translator to connect with us and translate between German and Tigrinya
3. Some part of society in Dresden does not accept refugees to live here and demonstrates against refugees every Monday evening. If they don’t accept us well we need to move to a place where we are secure.

We stand behind the Eritrean community and behind all people who are affected by the racist atmosphere in Dresden. We demand the politicians to finally ensure the refugees’ safety. We demand the Minister of the Interior, Markus Ulbig, to resign because he is not performing his duties. And, most of all, we ask the society of Dresden to take a stand against PEGIDA on mondays. We ask the associations, institutions, companies and people to finally fly the flag. Few might be affected, many are meant. PEGIDA concerns all of us! We want to stop the right to asylum being cut down by the debate on “safe countries of origin”. Instead we demand the creation of a safe exile!

NO ONE IS ILLEGAL!
REFUGEES WELCOME!
Save exile instead of “safe country of origin”!

Greetings to all antiracist and antifascist demonstrations happening today as well!

More information can be found here.

Khaled Idris Bahray is dead

The refugee from Eritrea was found covered in blood in front of his doorstep in Dresden. His friends and housemates assume that he died a violent death.

Our thoughts go out to Khaled Idris Bahray’s close acquaintances and friends and we mourn with them. We can only sense what Khaled’s housemates and many other refugees in Dresden have to go through due to this news.

Considering this, we call for picket at the Jorge-Gomondai-Platz. From 2pm onwards, we will try to voice our feelings, even though they can‘t be put into words. We aren‘t doing this on our own, but together. Not in private, but on the street, since this happened in a city with an openly racist atmosphere.

no words left.

- Individuals of e*vibes – for an emancipatory practice

Refugees Women on Action Tour across Gernany

We like to share this call to an „Action tour across Germany“ from Women in Exile

Refugee women get loud!

Dangerous journeys, pushed around all over Europe, housed in collective homes which are often far away from any infrastructure, vouchers, work ban, a daily fight for adequate medical care, permanent fear of being deported … and in addition sexism, as each woman experiences on top of that … we refugee women have every reason to get loud and to demand a life in human dignity.
We invite all refugee women to get loud together with us!
In summer 2014, we want to participate, along with other refugee women, in a project of the musician Heinz Ratz and his band Strom & Wasser: On rafts we will travel on rivers and canals, from July 14th to August 27th, from Nuremberg to Berlin. This will be a floating demonstration to draw attention to the situation of refugee women and children, and to loudly voice our demands in public. In addition there will be a general programme in the refugee camps, where we will want to get in touch with refugee women and talk with them about their needs and problems and invite them to attend the evening concerts of “Strom and Water featuring The Refugee Women”. Then these evening concerts will become an encounter between the German audience and refugee women. You can find the dates of the tour at: http://women-in-exile.net/termine/ We want to use this tour together with you to network with refugee women, other refugee organisations and to talk with refugee women all over Germany. We will report on our experiences during the trip on a web blog. That way we will document the situation of refugee women in Germany and make public our and your demands and your and our resistance.
If you want to participate on the float trip, please contact us! Please let us know beforehand to enable us to plan!

http://women-in-exile.net/
info@women-in-exile.net

To fund this campaing, Women in Exile are asking for help. You can support the action tour with an online donation or quite traditional via bank transfer:
Women in Exile e.V.
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