Approximately 40 per cent of today’s population in Frankfurt have a migrant background. For this reason, Frankfurt is considered a pioneer in Germany. People living in this city come from 170 different nations and bring more than 200 language and cultural traditions. Around three quarter of those without a German passport come from European countries, along with foreigners from Turkey or Balkan states.
... is a common social problem. A recent study by the European Union shows, that every third woman in the European Union has experienced physical or sexual violence. With 35 % Germany is even above the average percentage of the 28 EU member states. There remains a lot to do in campaigning public awareness, preventing violence and establishing a help system for the concerned women.
Poverty prostitution has increased over the past years. In most cases it is about young women from Bulgaria and Romania who came to Germany in search for a better life and a secure livelihood. However, they have no chance in the regular labor market because of their low education, absence of professional training and lack of German skills. Poverty migration thus, becomes poverty prostitution.
More than 125 Million girls and women have experienced female genital mutilation (FGM/C). FIM seeks to abolish the existing taboos on FGM and to protect the girls living in Germany from being mutilated through educational work.
Violence in the context of honor primarily affects girls and young women who seek to emancipate themselves from the patriarchal and traditional beliefs of their families and desire to live their lives freely and self-determined.
FIM fights for the validation of human rights for everyone – even for people who do not have a legal residence status or who live under precarious residence conditions. It is therefore the main focus of our work to facilitate access to health care or emergency shelters and to guarantee the access to the educational system for children without a residence permit.
Conflicts and war in the Middle East and Africa, terror and political prosecution, poverty and the lack of living prospects lead to the flight of a growing number of human beings. In Europe the number of refugees has also increased.