Right-wing populism, polarisation, declining trust in democracy and social inequality are jeopardising cohesion in our society. Standing up together for tolerance, democracy and mutual understanding is the aim of our new project "fairtogether: Shaping life together". At the Um-Welthaus Aalen / Ostalb and our International Office in Berlin / Brandenburg, we will work together with the association Blacks and Whites - Together for Human Rights to empower people with and without a history of flight to become active volunteers for a colourful society and human rights.
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In the fourteen-month project, we organise an interesting training for new facilitators in our interactive peace education fairtogether concept for active people working with refugees and refugees themselves, who then offer fairtogether workshops in refugee shelters and for mixed groups. After the training, our volunteer managers support the new facilitators and other interested volunteers to continue volunteering and to offer thematic interest groups of refugees and volunteers for refugees. Weekly German language courses and legal advice for refugees in Berlin, psycho-social support for women from Ukraine in Aalen and a peer-to-peer support group in the initial reception centre in Ellwangen have already started. In a second seminar on volunteer management, they learn professional approaches to working as volunteers and we develop opportunities for long-term involvement with act for transformation and Blacks and Whites.
It is important to us that the voices of refugees, volunteers and our facilitators are also heard in public and that the needs and opportunities for civil society engagement become more visible. Starting in April, we will meet monthly with activists and representatives of groups, NGOs and institutions that are committed to human rights and working with refugees. We will discuss the needs and opportunities for action as volunteers.