A sunny outlook for migrant jobseekers in Germany
Syrian reporter and editor Majid Albunni interviews a German migration expert about the prospects for migrants seeking work in Germany. With the right qualifications and a bit of patience, the outlook is reasonably good.
Popping the bubble: How to talk to people you don’t agree with
For many people heading home last Christmas, difficult conversations about race, immigration and prejudice awaited them. Rarely do these conversations have a satisfying ending.
Why feminism and hijab go together
Donald Trump will soon take over the most (seemingly) powerful office in the United States. In just one month, Vogue will launch its first ever Arabia edition. These two events are related – by hijab.
Is Migration Good, Bad, or Normal?
Part ten (the final part) of our course Migration 101: Renowned migration scholar Hein de Haas takes us a step back from the pro vs. con debate on migrants and refugees, helping us to examine migration from the perspective of the shared human story.
Want More or Less Migration? Here’s What to Think About.
Part nine of our course Migration 101: Countries tend to prefer high-skilled migrants to low-skilled migrants, despite having industries that require low-skilled workers. Is it possible to entertain both approaches, asks scholar Hein de Haas, and what else should migration policies be thinking about?
How Talal from Syria built a massive online network of 1 million+ newcomers
Early in 2015 we had just started organising our monthly Team Ups and at one of our first ones, two curious and energetic Syrian men turned up. "We want to do something! We want to get involved! Volunteer, work, anything!" they said. Talal had only arrived in Germany two weeks earlier.
Orla – improving her German through volunteering with disabled people
Orla Gill is a volunteer at GSBTB's partner organisation Dynamis, an organisation supporting people living with disabilities. Orla tells us how her experience volunteering has given her a broader perspective on life in Berlin and helped to improve her German skills.
The Geoscientist running #BIKEYGEES on volunteering, start-ups and female empowerment
An interview with Dr Anne Seebach, co-founder of #BIKEYGEES, where GSBTB volunteers are supporting newcomer women to explore the city by bicycle.
Tempelhof’s Little Zoo
Mice, rats, birds and a single goldfish, all living in Tempelhof refugee shelter. "What hurts me the most is that the people responsible for the camp think that living in a disgusting and dirty room is normal in our culture."
Petition from Tempelhof refugee shelter residents regarding the Container Village
An open letter and petition from the residents on the growing container village on Tempelhofer Feld, which is expected to become their home later this year.
One year in Berlin
A Syrian woman shares diary entries from her first year in Berlin.
What We Do
Interview with GSBTB founder Annamaria Olsson for female entrepreneurship and leadership site Ich Selbständig
Ich Selbständig interviews Annamaria about being a woman entrepreneur, GSBTB's growth and plans for the future.
GSBTB back in Baku at the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue
This weekend we were representing and sharing GSBTB's work and learnings at the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku. This time last year in Baku we won the top prize of the Intercultural Innovation Award from UNAOC and BMWG Group.
GSBTB Open Music School hosts its first Student Performance Night
GSBTB Open Music School held its first ever Student Performance Night. For many of the students, this was their first time playing music for and with others. The feeling in the room was electric.