Teilhabe und Begegnung

This story is part of a brochure in the making by Noor Badshah Yousafzai who himself came to Germany as a refugee. He is a journalist and contributed articles to media outlets such as e.g. the BBC Pashtu and is also an editor for The Pashtun Express. As soon as the brochure is printed, we'll publish it here on our blog. Until then, we want to share the stories with you individually, one by one. The brochure is funded by "Partnerschaften für Demokratie Treptow-Köpenick" through the programme Demokratie Leben!

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In this democratic 21st century, women in developing countries by large still face harassment, discrimination and even torture from men who are often family members. Europe has come to recognise the equality to women. Often this has been achieved through a long struggle by the women. Helen who is now 24, is among those unfortunate but resilient women who didn’t stop fighting for a  free life. Helen was born in conservative Eritrea in the north-east of Africa . The brave woman left her homeland for Europe to live free and independent life of her own choice. 


Helen has passed the 9th grade and speaks Tigrinya, English and can communicate in German, too. She lived a happy life with her family in her village. Helen has two sisters and a brother. “ In the village, I used to celebrate traditional and religious festivals with my sisters and friends ” Helen says as she recalls her time in Eritrea. And suddenly her eyes fill up with tears as she discusses  her memories. One day she decided to do something out of the box and that’s why Helen now lives as a refugee, thousands of kilometres away from her family, friends and the land she grew up in.  Here she is now, a satisfied Helen, in front of me, on a chair, playing with her four month old baby in a refugee camp. 

This story is part of a brochure in the making by Noor Badshah Yousafzai who himself came to Germany as a refugee. He is a journalist and contributed articles to media outlets such as e.g. the BBC Pashtu and is also an editor for The Pashtun Express. As soon as the brochure is printed, we'll publish it here on our blog. Until then, we want to share the stories with you individually, one by one. The brochure is funded by "Partnerschaften für Demokratie Treptow-Köpenick" through the programme Demokratie Leben!

Noor Twitter Handle @NBYousafzai

Photo: private

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German version of the article see below.
 

Noor Twitter Handle @NBYousafzai

Photo: private

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16797183 261821767587769 8415021325440000678 oShams Patman was flourishing in the rough, dry mountainous district of Laghman in Afghanistan. He had passed the 12th grade and had done two years further education as a medical technician. In addition to this, Patman had completed basic computer literacy and English language courses in his native town. “I was enjoying life in Afghanistan and I must say it was a great time” Patman said dejectedly. 

At the age of 17, exactly four years ago, Patman was compelled to migrate to Germany as a refugee. The once careless young Afghan now spends his days as a refugee in Berlin. Patman misses his childhood and school friends. He remembers those days as a golden era of his life. “I miss dozens of very good friends in Afghanistan” he admits. He would go to school with them and later in the day they would all go swimming in the chanel and then go on to the gym. Patman lived a very busy life and spent the last few hours of the day training to be a nurse at a clinic. 

Then for certain reasons we do not want to express here, Patman left those cherished streets for the unknown and a tough journey on the way to safer parts of the planet. Living in Afghanistan became unbearable, particularly for modern and liberal people. Although an elected government is in power,  conditions are suffocating and chaotic in Afghanistan. “I started my journey, but wasn’t sure whether I would complete it alive or dead. ” Patman recalls the risky journey.  October 4 of 2014 was his first day on German soil. “It was a totally new world for me”  Respect for the opinions of others, love of humanity, and freedom of expression astonished the young Afghan boy. "I often wondered whether I was dreaming", he laughs. 

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پُښتو
1. ز ه څوک يم؟
2. زما پ ه ژوند کې څ ه داسې پېښه رامنځته شوې وه چې
زما نه ن ه هېريږي؟ يا داسې پېښه چې زما ژوند ورسره
بدل شوی دی؟
3. ايا کولای شئ خپله کيسه مونږ ته بيان کړئ؟ مونږ به
ستاسو کيسه پ ه انترنيټ خپره کړو او هم به ورته د کيسو
پ ه يو ه وړوکي کتاب کې د نورو کيسو سره ځای ورکړو
4. مونږ سره پ ه برلين کې پ ه لاندې ايميل ادرس تماس
نيولای شئ
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مننه او درنښت

 

اُردو
1. میں کون ہوں؟
2. میری زندگی میں کوئی ایسا واقعہ جو میں آج تک بھول
نہ سکا یا پھر جس سے میری زندگی بدل گئی۔
کیا آپ اپنی کہانی ہمیں بیان کرسکتے ہیں؟
3. ہم آپ کی کہانی کو انٹرنیٹ سمیت ایک چھوٹے سے
کتابچے میں بھی دوسری کہانیوں کے ساتھ شائع کر دیں
گے۔
4. ہمارے ساتھ برلین میں اس ایمیل پر رابطہ کر سکتے
ہیں
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عربي
۱. من آنا؟
۲. ما هو الحدث الھام في حیاتي الذي لا ینسى أو غیر
حیاتي؟
هل یمكن أن تخبرنا قصتك؟
۳. نحن سوف نشارك قصتك على الإنترنت، وأیضا وضع
كتاب القصص
۴. یرجى الاتصال بنا عبر عنوان البرید الإلكتروني هذا، لؤ
سمحت
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فارسي

 

۱. من کی هستم؟
۲. در زندگی من چه اتفاق رخ داده است که فراموش اش
کرده نمیتوانم؟ و یا اتفاقی که زندگی من را دگرگون کرده
است؟
ایا شما میتوانید داستان زندگی تان را بیان کنید؟
۳. ما داستان شما را در انترنت نشر خواهیم کرد و در یک
کتاب کوچک که همچو داستانھا در آن جمعه اوری شده
جای میدهیم
۴. با ما در برلین به این ایمیل ادرس تماس گرفته میتوانید
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تشکر بیسیار

 

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