Women Refugees: Our Journey Into the Unknow

March is declared as women’s month and women’s achievements and contributions to history and society are celebrated worldwide. This year MEWC is dedicating the month for women refugees, and creating a space for them to share their stories. Our aim with this project is to showcase the resilience and survival of what it means to be a woman refugee, and impact the perceptions of the media and the public about them.

An interview with Forat, an Iraqi woman refugee, living in a German refugee camp*

My name is Forat, I am 45 years old and I am from Iraq. As there is war in my country, we travelled to Turkey and from Turkey we took a boat to Greece. Then we passed by several countries and we arrived in Germany. I have a son who is very ill and life here is not easy for me. I have been here for 1.5 year. Two months ago I started attending a German course which is offered by the State, I go there from Monday to Friday. My son is 9 years old and he got a place at school 2 months ago.

*This interview was held anonymously and edited by MEWC

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