maiz areas

maiz wants to create female space and offers spaces where women can connect, share and gain further education. Our services are used by women from over 50 different countries.

We always understand our work, particularly in education and counseling, as promoting a process of self-awareness which supports women to abandon the victim role and to fully participate as active protagonists in society.

The women in our target group come from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Therefore, our work requires special approaches, methods, strategies and materials.

An important potential and, at the same time, methodological requirement of our activities lies in the internal networking between our various areas of work.




Parallel to the very first German course in 1995, the course participants also requested related counseling. Since then, we have made counseling services by and for migrant women a central focus in our work at maiz.

Active participation of migrant women in cultural work – starting with the development phase to the point of the realization of a cultural project – plays an important part regarding the development of political articulation.

maiz’s educational activities are aimed at migrant women and youth in order to support them both linguistically and socio-culturally for the demands of everyday life as well as for the labor market.

From the very beginning maiz has published academic theoretical articles in the course of its activities (e.g. in the course of project work for media, courses and workshops, artistic interventions etc.)

The youth projects offer young people an opportunity to articulate their concerns publicly, in their words. Topics such as exclusion, isolation, racism, sexism, identity, awareness, recognition are discussed again and again.