Women! Life! Freedom!
Perspectives from Irak, Syria, Sambia and everywhere
On occasion of the international women's day 2023, the Women Empowerment Network of The Silent University Ruhr (SUR) invites you all to participate in the fourth event of this women's movement. During this event, we intend to demonstrate how contemporary women all over the world fight for independence, autonomy and freedom from a male-dominated world.
On this day, Women's Empowerment Network members will present perspectives from different countries and cultures. Together, we will listen to and discuss Iraqi, Syrian, Kurdish, and Zambian situations and experiences. The occasion will be animated by musical and artistic contributions, which add to the sociocultural diversity of the day.
Musical Reception | Selma and Büsra Yilmaz
In the wrong place | Aschif Kasem
Aschif Kasem is a 22-year-old German-Kurdish woman who was born and grew up in Düsseldorf. Her roots are in northern Iraq, in the Iraqi part of Kurdistan. She graduated from the Humboldt Gymnasium in 2018. Since then, she has been working on various theatre projects in the Düsseldorf area. Most recently, she took part in "Am falschen Ort". A play that deals with her migration background and describes life between two cultures. In her artistic work, she tries to shed light on the world of people whose parents' generation fled to Germany. Her passion for theatre developed at the age of 10, in school theatre. Immediately after graduating from high school, she played the role of Viola, who pretends to be a man in order to be able to work, in "Was Ihr Wollt" at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus. Afterwards she played smaller roles again and again until she developed "Am Falschen Ort" (In the Wrong Place) with other migrant people in 2022. A play that describes life as a person with a migration history in Germany through abstract scenic processes.
Diary of a refugee | Nesrin Najar
Emancipated women in Sambia and everywhere | Jacqueline K. Muehlemeier
Emancipated women in Sambia and everywhere | Jacqueline Muehlemeier
Jacqueline K. Muehlemeier is a Zambian Christian woman living in Germany since 2004, a wife and mother of 3. She is member of the intergration Council in Mülheim an der Ruhr and interested in cultural exchange and understanding. She has been in the team of women working in helping other women not to be afraid to learn German (Mut Cafe) since 2009. She loves to learn about other cultures, reading and traveling.