Dakar, © Ina Ndeye Fatou Thiam

Focus on West Africa

The root causes of flight and what Europe should do

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 18:00 - 19:30
Arbeiterkammer Wien, TGA Hörsaal, Plößlgasse 13, 1040 Vienna, 4th floor
Presentation and discussion of the current book by Olaf Bernau

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Event

Afghan Diaspora to launch online university in Europe

by Ali Ahmad

In December 2021, Afghan diaspora academics met in Frankfurt/Main to discuss the establishment of the first "Afghan Exile Online University (AEOU)". VIDC consultant Ali Ahmad reports on the meeting.

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Article
[Translate to English:] Podium © Stefanie Freynschlag

Invisible?! Engagement of African Diaspora Initiatives in Austria

Report from the study presentation on 16 November 2021 with Maida Schuller and Gudrun Klein

African diaspora initiatives in Austria carrying out valuable work. This remains largely invisible and unpaid. During the event ideas were discussed to change this.

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© OXUS TV/Tanya Kayhan

Climate crisis boosts displacement

Report from the panel discussion on 4 November 2021 with Adil Najam, Raya Muttarak and Jane Linekar.

The event was held against the backdrop of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, which took place in Glasgow from October 31 to the 12 November 2021.

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Report
[Translate to English:] © iStock/HannamariaH

Winning projects of the 2nd Diaspora Call

The second call for Diapora projects is closed! The aim of the Call, which is supported by Women Helping Women, is to empower women and girls in the diaspora and to give more visibility to their engagement.

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News
News
Water Revulotion in Africa. A Diaspora Project of CHIALA Graz and Radio Afrika TV in Cameroon, © Alexis Neuberg/Radio Afrika TV

Study: Diaspora support programmes in development cooperation

Examples from Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and from the European level

The study examines current diaspora support programs of the European Commission and in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, on the basis of which recommendations for Austria were developed.

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Report
© Aadil Ahmad

Taliban’s Takeover: Afghan Women’s Rights Under Grave Attack

by Nazila Jamshidi

Women’s rights and their role in society are once again a tragedy unfolding in front of the world’s eyes. More than any other group in Afghanistan, women have spearheaded the concept of democracy, freedom and human rights.

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Article
© IEZ

Feminist Diaspora Initiatives

A cooperative project of VIDC Global Dialogue and Women Helping Women.

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News
News
[Translate to English:] © Karo Pernegger

Women for Peace in the Horn of Africa: A new network across borders for more impact

Interview with Asia Abdulkadir by Nadja Schuster (VIDC Global Dialoguee)

VIDC Global Dialogue has been able to support women from the Horn of Africa Region to found a diaspora women network in Vienna, which will hopefully have a positive impact for the women in this conflict region. Nadja Schuster…

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Article
[Translate to English:] Afrika Club © VIDC

Afrika Club 2021

Africa: Current Developments - EU - Africa Relations - African Diaspora

The Africa Club is an informal discussion forum for interested people from public institutions, African diaspora and civil society. The themes focus on current developments in Africa, the EU-Africa relations and the situation…

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