Iran’s nuclear deal, sanctions and hope
Long-time GSBTB volunteer Sanaz Azimi reflects on Iran's nuclear deal and the sanctions her fellow Iranians live under.
“Happy three years’ anniversary to me: of leaving Syria and arriving in Berlin”
A neighbourhood basketball match gets Wael Alafandi reflecting on the last three years.
Syrian girl, student, metalhead
Laya (18) writes about the Middle East’s metal scene and what being a metalhead means to her.
Reflections on Germany’s election results
Some personal reflections shared by GSBTB team member Hania Hakiel after the results of the 2017 German election.
Afraid of terrorism? A Tempelhof case study on how NOT to make democratic citizens out of refugees
What could have been a positive opportunity for the residents' empowerment turned into a painful example of how they feel stereotyped and pushed around by the authorities.
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.
Refugees the easy scapegoats in Berlin attack
Although we are yet to find out who was responsible for Monday night’s horrific attack on the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market in Berlin, some German politicians are already giving ISIS exactly what it wants.
Einblicke aus dem Frauenzimmer in der Notunterkunft für Geflüchtete in Tempelhof
Sinéad Walsh kehrte kürzlich in ihre Heimatstadt Dublin zurück, nachdem sie als sehr engagierte ehrenamtliche Helferin im Team des GSBTB Open Art Shelter mitgearbeitet hatte. Zurück in Dublin war ein Foto der Auslöser dafür, ihre Eindrücke und Erlebnisse aus ihrer Zeit im Frauenzimmer der Unterkunft für Geflüchtete im ehemaligen Flughafen Tempelhof aufzuschreiben.
When companies co-opt diversity, they cheapen what we stand for
This summer two viral videos close to the heart of GSBTB’s work caught our attention: one produced by Amnesty International, the other by travel website Momondo.
A view from the Frauenzimmer at Tempelhof refugee shelter
Sinéad Walsh recently returned to her home in Dublin after volunteering with GSBTB Open Art Shelter, where she was a dedicated member of the team. Here she writes about her experiences at the Frauenzimmer in the Tempelhof refugee shelter, sparked by a photo she saw on returning home.