Aktionsgemeinschaft Solidarische Welt e.V. - ASW
Potsdamer Str. 89
Contact person: Franke, Michael
- Aid organization
- Aid for developing countries
- Women's policy
- Volunteers are welcome.
The Aktionsgemeinschaft Solidarische Welt e.V.(ASW) is an idea to practise cooperation in solidarity which has stayed alive. For more than 40 years we have been dealing with our project partners, we question our own pictures and ideas and again and again we are ready to dare to make new steps and to carry out experiments together.
We, these are more than 70 projects in Latin America, in India, West-Africa and Southern Africa, a team of eight in the Berlin office which is working according to grass-root principles.
The main emphasis of the work of our project partners is lying in the fields of:
- Environmental protection
- Promotion of women
- Safeguarding survival
- Safeguarding the human rights
We support groups who want to improve their life conditions and who start looking for alternatives. The objective is not the big draft for the global future. We rather orientate ourselves towards the concepts of local initiatives - from the vegetable garden via the networking of agricultural workers up to migrants in our country - who show that life means more than survival.
We support these groups in their fight for their existence and their demands for social, cultural and political rights. For this purpose, they need our financial support and a person opposite who is open for a learning process. According to the principle that people shall become active at the place where they are living, in the North just as in the South, we do not send any development workers or experts from here.
The ASW is independent of financial backers from the government or the Church.
We can send informative material about our work, we can give a lecture, arrange for specialized contacts and give advice on the work with similar projects.