The Struggles and Experiences of Women and Children in the Process of Migration
Watch and Listen! (2 min.)
Fatoumata Cham (Together-We-Are-Bremen): Not everything has been shown by the media. We will be sharing important information, directly from people that have been affected. The experiences that we have with distability…
Women and Children in Migration: We are still struggling! (8 min.)
Gift Terhemen (Together-We-Are-Bremen): From Africa to here it’s a long journey. A lot of people died on this way. Some made it, we arrived here. We are still struggling as if we haven’t arrived at all.
Podium Discussion: The struggles and experiences of women and children in the process of migration
This Podium Discussion will feature three women activists who came to know each other in Bremen as they decided to stand up against mass accommodation and isolation in the Lagers/Camps like in Lindenstrasse and Alfred Faust Strasse. They form part of the self-organised refugee movement Together We Are Bremen (TWAB). As people with expertise and a voice on this topic, these activists will speak about the broad perspectives of women who have had the courage to take the difficult road through the various borders in Africa and Europe and ended up in the Lager in Bremen. They will discuss the danger of being portrayed as victims and speak not only about the mental, physical and psychological challenges of their experiences but also about their determination and resilience as key survival tools in Bremen. The speakers will address the attendant issue of mental health among Black refugee women and highlight the absurdity of having to wage a campaign for their children’s birth certificate even when their kids were born here. They will also speak on the necessity of the right to housing, education and healthcare. “It has been a long and arduous journey. We have not arrived yet even though we are at our destination“, says the women.
Speakers: Gift Terhemen und Vivian Egharevba (TWAB)
Moderator: Fatoumata Cham (TWAB)