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Welcome to iwspace. Take a look around, find out about us and what we have to say. Check out our latest updates and news about our work and refugee rights in Germany.  Take some time to get to know refugee and migrant women in Germany; listen to us tell our stories in our own words. Browse through our photo gallery to see what we’ve got up to. Learn…

BOOK LAUNCH – Refugee Women in Germany tell their stories – IN OUR OWN WORDS

(English below)  BUCHVERÖFFENTLICHUNG // PRESSEMITTEILUNG + EINLADUNG IN UNSEREN EIGENEN WORTEN Geflüchtete Frauen in Deutschland erzählen von ihren Erfahrungen WANN: 19 Uhr | 25. November 2015 WO: TheaterSpielRaum, Bethanien-Südflügel, Mariannenplatz 2B, 10997 Berlin Wir – die Aktivistinnen vom International Women Space (IWS) – hatten es uns 2013 als Aufgabe gesetzt, die Lebensgeschichten von geflüchteten Frauen…

“My mother’s strange definition of empowerment” – Khadija Gbla on going through Female Genital Mutilation as a child and later living in a ‘clitoris-centric society’

Khadija Gbla grew up caught between two definitions of what it means to be an “empowered woman.” While her Sierra Leonean mother thought that circumsizing her — and thus stifling her sexual urges — was the ultimate form of empowerment, her culture as a teenager in Australia told her that she deserved pleasure and that…