Women in Islam
We started on Monday, 07/03/2016, with a lecture on women's rights in Islam, which helped to eliminate misunderstandings and common prejudices so creating a way to deal respectfully with each other.
Women museum Bonn
The following day we visited with 15 other women, to the exhibition "Violence against Women and Girls" in the Women's Museum Bonn. After the tour, we shared the many impressions of the museum with coffee and cake.
Violence against Women and Girls
The following day we visited with 15 other women, to the exhibition "Violence against Women and Girls" in the Women's Museum Bonn. After the tour, we shared the many impressions of the museum with coffee and cake.
Paint your stress away
relaxed proceeded Thursday with the workshop "Paint your stress away!", Where the women’s creativity had no limits. Participants grappled with the issue of stress management to their daily lives continue to decelerate and their wants and needs to be clear again.
Let's cook
In the cooking competition on Friday it said: Run to the kitchen, let's cook, eat together and also by overcoming prejudices. A culinary delight for all and at the same time a tasteful journey through Africa. The winners of the cooking competition Grace O. and Karima B. They both got an instant wellness gift.
Let's cook
In the cooking competition on Friday it said: Run to the kitchen, let's cook, eat together and also by overcoming prejudices. A culinary delight for all and at the same time a tasteful journey through Africa. The winners of the cooking competition Grace O. and Karima B. They both got an instant wellness gift.
Let's cook
In the cooking competition on Friday it said: Run to the kitchen, let's cook, eat together and also by overcoming prejudices. A culinary delight for all and at the same time a tasteful journey through Africa. The winners of the cooking competition Grace O. and Karima B. They both got an instant wellness gift.
Frauen Partizipation
For the grand finale of our action week we brought together women in politics. Dr. Monika Goldmann, Kati Stüdemann, Saziye Altundal-Köse and Andrea Weber spoke uplifting words about Participation.
Wishes
In our balloon launch, participants wrote down their wishes and dreams for women on postcards that have been attached to the balloon, to make them rise. This made the official conclusion of the International Women's Week.
Wishes
In our balloon launch, participants wrote down their wishes and dreams for women on postcards that have been attached to the balloon, to make them rise. This made the official conclusion of the International Women's Week.
Wishes
In our balloon launch, participants wrote down their wishes and dreams for women on postcards that have been attached to the balloon, to make them rise. This made the official conclusion of the International Women's Week.
Make-over
Two women then had the opportunity to slip into garments from our label "Impress" and to experience the touch of a professional make-up artist.
IWD 2016
The celebration ended with food and entertainment.
Thank you
We thank all participants, contributors and organisers for such a rewarding week.

Impress Day 2014

In 2011 VMDO in cooperation with AfricanTide Union e.V. started the Mai-Jobcafe, where women with migration background were explicitly integrated and reintegrated into the job market in NRW.

Since the challenges of women are very enormous, starting with day-care for the children, overcoming language barriers, lack of recognition of qualifications and ends with cultural values of their husbands, it became very interesting for the AfricanTide project team to setup an exemplary working module for some of the women interested in changing their perspectives.

In 2012, AfricanTide in cooperation with VMDO and various partners started a sewing project in Dortmund. It was basically a “do-it-yourself” for women with and without migration background every Saturday.

By the end of 2013, AfricanTide and the participants of the sewing project introduced their long list of homemade garments in the “Dortmunder U” museum under the slogan “Impress Yourself”, therefore attracting the attention of the Chambers of Craftsmanship Dortmund (HWK Dortmund).

In a close cooperation with the Chamber of Crafts Dortmund (HWK Dortmund) in March 2014, AfricanTide was able to launch a nine-month course: "textile design". The project seeks to help women with migration background obtain a first qualification as seamstress. We would like to celebrate the success of this 22 women that have been able to participate in the project consistently to the end with a fashion show.

2014, ladies and Gentlemen, please join AfricanTide, the Chamber of Craftsmanship (HWK Dortmund), VMDO e.V. and its partners to celebrate the success of the various women that participated in the advance module of the project on

Saturday the 29th of November 2014 as from 11:00 hrs
In the Reinoldisaal in Dortmund.
Reinoldistr. 5, 44137 Dortmund

With this event, we celebrate and emphasize the importance of integration even in the job market. We are happy to welcome you with various multicultural activities suitable for the whole family.

What you should expect

  • Textile exhibition
  • Talks and workshops
  • Ceremonial handover of certificates to the graduates of the textile and design program
  • Music and dance from different countries
  • Fashion show and catwalk
  • Exquisite multicultural fashion and accessories for you and your loved ones.

You can buy every exquisite garment or accessory presented by our models on the spot. The revenue will be invested in training materials in 2015.
Come and be part of this grand occasion.

We look forward to welcoming you personally at the Reinoldisaal Dortmund on the 29th of November 2014.

 Your AfricanTide-Team