Migrant working women*: Invisibilized labor and the struggle against capitalist violence

discussion

18.05.2019, 12:30 Uhr

Südblock
Admiralstr. 1-2 10999 Berlin

There is always a market ready to capitalize on migrants, especially on women. Migrant women are faced with multiple sets of exploitation and exclusion in the globalized economy. This is particularly true as structures, such as public institutions, policies, and accepted narratives, contribute to making this violence – and the people who are the target of it - invisible.

This event's speakers are engaged in collectives offering support and organizing movements, working to create broad social change. They will speak of how racism, sexism, and gender-based violence function in conjunction with class exploitation to further disenfranchise migrant communities. And importantly, how can solidarity avoid the pitfalls related to "empowering" or "teaching" migrant women workers?

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Moderated by Michaela Streibelt, lawyer and ECCHR alumna

Readings by poet and writer Musa Okwonga

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Fighting double standards before the ICC: Torture by UK forces in Iraq

discussion

01.10.2019, 18:30 Uhr

The Hague Humanity Hub
Fluwelen Burgwal 58, 2511 CJ The Hague, Netherlands

Hundreds of Iraqis who were detained by UK forces during the Iraq war have described abuse and torture. Their testimonies show a pattern of violent beatings, sleep deprivation, lack of food,...

Berlin

Deadly dam collapse in Brazil: Are German companies responsible?

discussion

22.10.2019, 19:00 Uhr

Tagungswerk
Lindenstraße 85, 10969 Berlin

In January 2019, a dam burst at an iron ore mine near Brumadinho, Brazil, killing more than 270 people. The toxic sludge polluted large sections of the Paraopeba River, poisoning thousands of people's...

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