Entries by Maryam Singh

Citizenship law

Austria has some of the strictest requirements for granting its own citizenship. Although the application is relatively understandable, there are many individual aspects that must be considered in the process.

Afghan community

The majority of Afghans residing in Austria today only came to Austria as a result of the refugee migration of recent years. This presentation will first provide a brief overview of the evolution of Afghan refugee migration.

Vienna Integration Council

The Vienna Integration Council (W.I.R.) presented its statement on citizenship and naturalization during a panel discussion. In the last 20 years, the number of naturalizations and the naturalization rate in Vienna has fallen sharply in comparison with other European countries, although immigration has led to significant population growth.

Panel discussion

The Office of the Deputy Mayor and Executive City Councilor Christoph Wiederkehr and the Department of Integration and Diversity invite you to the presentation of the fourth statement of the Vienna Integration Council (W.I.R.) and the subsequent panel discussion Citizenship and Naturalization: Challenges for Vienna as a City of Immigration.

Expand intercultural competencies

Professional competence in dealing with migrants is an important factor in counseling and support – that is why the Counseling Center for Migrants is again conducting the SIQUA (Sensitization Information Qualification) training in May 2023.

Women* empowerment in the context of flight

“What women* experience on the run is associated with great helplessness and thus exactly the opposite of empowerment. Therefore, self-empowerment is of very central importance. It enables to move from a self-image as “victim” to “survivor”.” (Dr.in Barbara Preitler, Hemayat)

Fight for the rights of Afghan women

Since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan in August 2021, the living situation of women in Afghanistan has been affected beyond all measure. Women and girls suffer from a lack of freedom, a lack of access to education starting from the seventh grade and to universities, to recreational and medical facilities … New violent attacks on women and girls in the country are reported almost daily.