The „Pink Group“ revived the „Meeting Point Hînbûn“ with the desire to also meet outside the normal office hours. The group consists of different ethnicities and there are different resident permits. Most of them are Kurdish women. The participating women bring topics on day-to-day politics or their everyday life, to get informed or to discuss them controversially.
There is a strong need to get to know more about the new home and the German society. How does the welfare state work? What makes authorities, offices and basic services tick? How do I deal with the flood of paper I do not understand? The women have the desire to reorient themselves and therefor get information from our employeers. All heard in the social councelling is supplemented and deepened plus the access to their own participation is encouraged and faciliated.
Further subjects vary widely from the exchange of cultural chracteristics, traditions, rituals, holidays and different religions to current events and family matters, as far as intimate questions only concerning women. The aim is to discover similiarities as well as differences and accept them. In this context, small language exercises are highly appreciated, helping to overcome inhibitions about expressing themselves in German verbally.
One very important aspect of this meetings ist to take a short-term step back from everyday life and its demands and to be able to talk, in a relaxed atmosphere, about things that are important to those women, that move and benefit them.
Normally, the meeting beginns with a small meal cooked by the participating women according to traditional recepts. At the same time, conversations and discussions develope rapidly.
Part of the educational programme are lectures, where speakers are engaged e.g. from the Charité, from the pilot team of Evangelical Forest Hospital or the work group Strong Parents. Those lectures are translated by language mediators.
A core group evolved by now that assists in organising further ventures and events such as the Kurdish Newroz festival, city explorations, museum visits, school holidays and family programmes.
The women frunkction as multipliers and become involved in interreligious and intercultural events and pass on gained informations, so that there are made requests to the group and projects permanently.
Thursdays at 13:00