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IWS RADIO is a podcast series on the migrant woman experience brought to you by IWS, the International Women* Space. We are a feminist, anti-racist group of migrant women, refugee women and women without this experience. We are based in Berlin, Germany. We work to document the lives and stories of refugee and migrant women living in Germany. We create platforms for women to speak out and get their voices heard. We want to inspire other women to self-organize, formulate their needs and demand ...
 
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With European countries tightening migration even more after the ‘Summer of Migration’ in 2015, 500 people from Yemen arrived on the South Korean island of Jeju in 2018 seeking asylum. In response, 700 million people signed an online public petition against their asylum acceptance and a constitutional amendment on asylum law. The fierce backlash in…
 
After a long break, IWS RADIO returns with our first program in 2021. We pick up where we left off: discussing the brutality of the EU border politics. Jennifer is joined by Zahra and Anna – two Berlin-based activists – to talk about the inhumane living conditions created by the EU border and asylum policies in Greece and Germany. Zahra shares her …
 
For the final program of the year, Killa and Jennifer discuss the dirty deals the EU is making to keep externalising the EU borders on the one hand and to make pushbacks and deportations easier on the other - and Germany’s central role in these tactics even though it projects itself as an upholder of human rights. Syrine from Watch the Med - Alarmp…
 
Jennifer and Denise discuss with Lucía Muriel and Jasmin Eding about mental health, mental illness, isolation, and torture - and how we can create a support network for migrant and refugee women living in Lagers. They unpack how issues of mental health for migrant women are linked to the traumatic experiences that lead women to flee, the traumatic …
 
Lavenda, Shokoofeh, Shadia, Nujiyan, and Xalteva from the Alliance of Internationalist Feminists Berlin come together for this special episode of IWS RADIO ahead of the 25th of November - the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. They discuss the violences women face created by a history of colonialism, imperialism, capit…
 
This episode focuses on how structural racism manifests itself inside institutions, specifically within the German education system. Jennifer Kamau from IWS discusses the prevalence of racism in schools in Germany with Céline Barry - a Berlin-based social scientist whose research centers on the topics of racism, feminism and intersectionality in po…
 
Dr. Natasha A. Kelly is an academic activist, visualutionist and afrofuturist. She joins Jennifer Kamau from IWS for a deep dive into the history of racism in Germany - the origins and continuities of German (and European) Colonialism and a look at “the other side of the coin”: Black German history. We discuss stories of resistance, the history of …
 
In this episode, we go deeper into understanding anti-semitism within the context of racism in German society. COVID-19 gave rise to a range of conspiracy “theories” - which are often explicitly or implicitly anti-Semitic. A well known anti-semitic trope is the image of the Jew controlling the media or the finance world - and now this has been adap…
 
Guests Sanchita Basu and Canan Bayram are welcomed by Killa Kupfer, Jennifer Kamau & Denise Garcia Bergt from IWS to talk about Berlin’s new anti-discrimination law that was passed in June: What came before? What type of cases does it cover? What impact could it have? What will it take to see a similar law on the federal level? Sanchita is politica…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic brought a wave of violent racism against Asian communities all over the world. IWS members Ngoc, Haewon & Dahye welcome three guests for our third episode of IWS RADIO to discuss this and more... We hear first from Jiye Seong-Yu of Asian Voices Europe about how the group went about dealing with the anti-Asian racism. Then, Esr…
 
Lavenda, Jennifer and Denise from IWS are joined by Diana Arce from Black Lives Matter Berlin and Hela Kanakane from Alarm Phone. We talk to Diana about the killing of George Floyd in the US and the ongoing wave of anti-racist protests it sparked. She discusses how racism manifests itself in the US and in Germany and highlights relevant current deb…
 
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