05 May 2017
Video: Tips for refugee women from refugee women
Strengthening refugee women
The idea for the film came during a training session in peer-to-peer support at medica mondiale. Participants who were themselves refugees took a look at their own experiences since they arrived in Germany. The insights they gained provided the basic tips for refugee women included in the film, which takes a look at the difficulties and obstacles on their path of integration and offers some solutions. Their motivation for making the film is to empower and encourage women who have fled to Germany to take their life in their own hands in a more independent way. Their first step is: "Look for people who give you strength." Additionally, education and self-care play an important role.
Self-directed film project
The participants in the training course at medica mondiale became filmmakers just for this project Together they worked on a concept and the script, and then took care of the filming and editing, too. The film can be shown by anyone working with refugee women, e.g. in self-help groups. The film was produced with support from the Ministry of Health, Equalities, Care and Ageing in North Rhine-Westphalia. Workshop Director Lisa Glahn from “myView”.