HÎNBÛN evolved in 1981 from the research project „Analysis of live settings of Kurdish women in Berlin“, which was initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Science and the Berlin Senate.
Today, HÎNBÛN is a international institution under sponsorship of evangelical church district Spandau and promoted by the Berlin Senate, as well as Spandau district office. The institution is open to all women and their relatives. The visitors consists of women from 40 different countries: including former economic migrants who live in Berlin in the third generation, as well as newly arrived women.
The name of the project tells the story: HÎNBÛN (a kurdish word) means: learn- experience new things.
It is a place of intercultural learning, where local women and immigrants from different origins make contact and get in touch with eachother, discover new things and therefore get to know one and another better.
At HÎNBÛN women can find comprehensive advice in social, personal, health and residence related issues. They can meet their educational ambitions, participate in information and cultural events and group activities, as well as organising them themselves.