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Das pink noise Girls Rock Camp ist gerade in Linz

Das pink noise Girls Rock Camp ist gerade in Linz

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The pink noise Girls Rock Camp is a music and band project week for girls* and young women* between the ages of 14 and 24 during the summer vacations. They have the opportunity to take part in workshops (writing songs, organizing concerts, live technology, stage performances, etc), instrument courses and band rehearsal units. This week, around 4 new bands will be formed in the Ann&Pat youth culture box.

Rosa Danner, journalist, event organizer and media educator was a guest at REDESCHWALL - DAS OTTENSHEIMER SOUNDGESPRÄCH in July.



"Refugees come to Germany for very different reasons. They usually flee to escape a life-threatening situation. They then arrive in Germany in refugee accommodation. However, these shelters are not necessarily a safe haven. People of different nationalities come together there, but also with different social and religious backgrounds and different languages. That is already complicated. It becomes even more complicated when people have fled because of their sexual orientation. Homosexual, transgender and intersex refugees often still suffer discrimination within the accommodation facilities," say editors of the WiderHALL information magazine on Radio Corax

Markus Ulrich talks about discrimination against queer refugees in refugee accommodation. He is a spokesperson for the Lesbian and Gay Association Germany.



The initial reception center for refugees in Traiskirchen is located in Austria. Since Wednesday, August 5, the initial reception center in Traiskirchen has not been accommodating any more people. The admission freeze was imposed by the state of Lower Austria following a health inspection of the facility. There are currently around 4,000 asylum seekers staying there - ten times as many as the camp was designed for.

Herbert Langthaler, the racism expert at Asylkoordination Österreich, talks about the situation on the ground and the role of the authorities. The following interview was recorded by Radio Dreyeckland in July 2015.///////////////////////////////

NEWS "5-2 Minutes"- feminist news

1. The US company Target abolishes separation of girls' and boys' goods. Retailers play heavily with stereotypes when it comes to children's goods. Customers have criticized that the gender distinction in areas such as the toy, home goods and entertainment departments is unnecessary. Retailers agree, but the separation should be maintained for clothing due to differences in sizes and cuts. Teams of Target employees are now in the process of examining where gender labels still make sense - and where they don't.

In the USA, there has long been a public debate about the gender stereotypes pushed by the industry and retailers, such as the colors pink and blue in children's clothing. Some start-up clothing companies have already set out with the aim of countering these stereotypes with alternatives.

2. Nepal introduced a third gender indication in passports for sexual minorities. Transsexual and intersex people can use this. In the document, "O" stands for "other". There are similar rules in Australia and New Zealand, where an "X" can be used for "intersex".

The first Nepalese passport with an "O" went to Monica Shahi, who is still identified by her male name Manoj in her passport.

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The final concert of the pink noise Girls Rock Camp will take place on August 29, 2015 at ann and pat. From 17h the room is open to all interested parties, there is also a buffet, at 20h the brilliant concert starts with the 4 bands that have formed there. We ask for an entrance fee from 5€.

Come and support them all during their performances on August 29, 2015 at ann and pat, Lederergasse 7, Linz.

The music in the show comes from Blue Rosehips, Candyd, La Sushi and The Destroyer, bands from last year's pink noise Girls Rock Camp in Hollabrunn.

Picture: © Tina Bauer