The currently 12 Neighbours come from Turkey, Sudan, Egypt, Somalia, the Chechen Republic. In the 2nd, 12th, 20th Viennese districts, they motivate women of the same language background, who with their families live withdrawn lives, to participate in society around them. They accompany their first steps outside. Often, putting them into contact with a municipal or counselling institution does the trick. There are also "culture breakfasts" with presentations on education and health, exercise groups, sewing courses, German courses, as well as coaching and leisure activities for children. The Neighbours themselves are being accompanied professionally. Soon they'll pass on their knowledge to Neighbours in Linz.
Neighbours in Vienna
3. cena 2014
Odvetvie: Občianska spoločnosť / Sociálny podnik
Polia pôsobnosti: Práca zohľadňujúca pohlavie
Vlastník projektu: NACHBARINNEN in Wien
Zodpovedná osoba: Ayten Pacariz
The "Neighbours" baffle by simultaneity: to use common access to a "foreign" culture to build a bridge to the current social and linguistic environment, to use concern about family to emancipate women from their families, to draw women out of their seclusion by very traditional offers. Implementation is also socially innovative: active participation is required (women must do something for themselves in exchange for their children's coaching); resources are looked for, linked, built up; a clear framework allows ingenious self-organisation; after successful accompaniment, the women/families usually continue to participate in project activities. And altered notions and ideas have taken root …