maiz areas

maiz wants to create female space and offers spaces where women can connect, share and gain further education. Our services are used by women from over 50 different countries.

We always understand our work, particularly in education and counseling, as promoting a process of self-awareness which supports women to abandon the victim role and to fully participate as active protagonists in society.

The women in our target group come from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Therefore, our work requires special approaches, methods, strategies and materials.

An important potential and, at the same time, methodological requirement of our activities lies in the internal networking between our various areas of work.

 

Areas

counseling

As part of our counseling work we develop, together with migrant women, strategies to support the articulation and improvement of their life and work situations. Our counseling services are anonymous and partisan, with the goal of enforcing the rights of migrants. In doing so, strengthening migrant women as political subjects in their private, occupational and social lives is our most important concern.

culture

Active participation of migrant women in cultural work – starting with the development phase to the point of the realization of a cultural project – plays an important part regarding the development of political articulation.

education

maiz’s educational activities are aimed at migrant women and youth in order to support them both linguistically and socio-culturally for the demands of everyday life as well as for the labor market.

research

From the very beginning maiz has published academic theoretical articles in the course of its activities (e.g. in the course of project work for media, courses and workshops, artistic interventions etc.)

sexwork

Die Aktivitäten von maiz im Bereich der Sexarbeit werden stets von den Bedürfnissen der Sexarbeiter*innen geleitet und sollen die Professionalisierung und Selbstermächtigung von Migrant*innen in der Sexarbeit unterstützen.

youth

The youth projects offer young people an opportunity to articulate their concerns publicly, in their words. Topics such as exclusion, isolation, racism, sexism, identity, awareness, recognition are discussed again and again.