maiz ist ein eingetragener Verein. maiz ist partizipatorisch und kollektiv organisiert. Mehrere Gruppen und Organe bestimmen das Handeln von maiz.

Vorstand: der maiz Vorstand trifft mit dem Team die politischen und strategischen Entscheidungen während eines Arbeitsjahres. Er besteht aus Vertreter*innen von Mitgliedern und Expert*innen aus anderen politischen und gesellschaftlichen Bereichen.

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.


autonomous center from & for migrants

Opening hours:
MO  9 - 14 Uhr
DI    9 - 14 Uhr
MI    9 - 14 Uhr
DO  9 - 14 Uhr

Scharitzerstraße 6-8 / 1. Stock
4020 Linz
+43 (0)732 890204


ZVR: 374569075

maiz - Autonomous Center for and by Migrant Women
Hofgasse 11
A-4020 Linz
Tel: +43 (0) 732 / 89 02 04


Developing and executing projects becomes more and more of an ecomomic necessity as funding of daily work continually decreases. But it also creates the opportunity to focus on different daily experiences and work on them through different point of views and areas of expertise.

funding bodies

maiz’s work was funded in 2011 by the following bodies:




BKA – Frauenangelegenheiten und Gleichstellung 

BM:UKK - Sektion IV - Kultur

BM:UKK – Sektion II - Erwachsenenbildung

BM  f. Gesundheit

BM  f. Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend

Europäische Kommission (Daphne III)


Autonomy: maiz is independently run. maiz is not affiliated with any party, church or other form of organization.

Self-organization: The first and foremost requirement for our work is that we are self-organized. maiz is a self-organization run by migrant women with an acute awareness and critical distance from neoliberal ideas.

Collective Self-Empowerment: We address the existing structures of power and domination critically in order to change them.

maiz is ...


maiz is – Self-organization – Participation – Autonomy – Resistance – Transformation – Utopia independent organization by and for migrant women. Our goal is to better the lives and work situations of migrant women in Austria and to promote their political and cultural participation, as well as to transform the existing unjust social conditions.