The organisation SOLWODI (Solidarity with Women in Distress) is partnered with the GIZ. Since 1985, it has been advising and helping women in distress who have experienced issues such as human trafficking, forced prostitution or relationship violence.
Its return and reintegration programme was set up 30 years ago. To mark this anniversary, an exhibition entitled “Return in Dignity. Opportunities for Self-Determination in Life” can be seen in the Women’s Museum (Frauenmuseum) Bonn until 21 October 2022. It displays artworks produced by 37 artists and deals with the life journeys of some of its clients.
GIZ has been supporting SOLWODI’s commitment on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) since 2017. One example of this is SOLWODI’s collaboration with our advisory centres in their clients’ countries of origin. This helps these women to find opportunities in their home country.
In an interview with Gudrun Angelis, a member of the SOLWODI board of directors since 2016, she speaks about the exhibition as a source of inspiration and how we can learn from each other through our counselling for returnees.