our mission

Empowering Women, Building a Stronger Future

Since our founding in 2018 we’ve been dedicated to empowering immigrant women and girls in Berlin-Brandenburg.

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Empowering Newcomer Women in Berlin-Brandenburg

At United Action Women and Girls (UAWG), we believe in the strength and potential of newcomer women. That’s why we work alongside them, not just for them. We’re a collaborative community dedicated to:

Inspiring changes

Join us in making difference!

We are always pleased to receive your support

what inspire us

Fatuma’s Story

Fatuma was born in Somalia and grew up in Kenya after fleeing the civil war. She studied social work and development cooperation in Mombasa and Nairobi. Since 2012 she has worked for international aid organizations in Mogadishu and in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.

When she arrived in Germany, she spent the first few years isolated and depressed in a refugee accommodation. Since then, she has been involved in self-designed projects for women and girls seeking protection.

Fatuma is a passionate activist and social workerHer expertise in social work and development cooperation allows her to create impactful programs that truly meet the needs of our beneficiaries.

For more info about Fatuma, visit her website

our story

Inspired Action, Lasting Impact

United Action Women and Girls (UAWG) is more than just an organization – it’s a movement fueled by passion and purpose. Our story begins with Fatuma Musa Afrah, an activist who understands firsthand the challenges faced by immigrant women and girls.

We are a group of volunteers that have being motivated to by her effort to help women to connect with their potential and this way they can contribute to their families and to the society.

As a migrant woman I feel safer knowing my rights. – Aisha
our goals

Building Bridges, Empowering Women

United Action Women and Girls (UAWG) is dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for immigrant women and girls in Berlin-Brandenburg. Here’s how we achieve our goals:

  • Empowering Women

We motivate women to discover and utilize their strengths, resources, rights and talents. 

  • Bridging Cultural Gaps

We raise awareness of cultural differences and promote tolerance and respect.  

  • Combating Racism

We raise awareness within the community about racism and actively work to dismantle it

what we do

Transforming Lives, Our Programs and Initiatives

Here’s how we create a safe and empowering space for immigrant women and girls

  • Sisterhood & Support

We offer a safe space where women and girls can connect, share experiences, and learn from each other. 

  • Open Dialogue

We encourage open discussions on sensitive topics like health, family planning, and cultural norms. 

  • Cultural Reflection

Meeting spaces provide an opportunity to reflect on traditional norms and customs from their countries of origin.

See our projects

It has been enriching for me to understand how other women live their culture in Germany. – Layla

Invest in Change. Empower Women

Your support helps immigrant women and girls build a brighter future in Berlin-Brandenburg.


Passionate Changemakers

These individuals play a crucial role in laying the groundwork for UAWG’s success. We are always looking for passionate individuals to join our movement!

Board members

  • Fatuma Musa Afrah
  • Frauke Werner
  • Jan Rathjen

Founding members

  • Kristin Wirth
  • Sven Lager
  • Tobias Struckmeier
  • Marianne Kühn
  • Hans Vikoler
  • Ali Mohammed

Current members

  • Marianne Kühn
  • Tobias Struckmeier
  • Hans-Peter Vikoler
  • Mohamed Abdulahi
  • Sonia Safi
  • Saada Ibrahim Nur
  • Andreas Teuchert

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