The International Women in Power initiative founded on March 8th, 2011, marking the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day (IWP),
stands for universal women's and girls' rights, equality and equal professional opportunities for women and men.
Our goal is for women not only to campaign for equal opportunities in Germany, but also for their countries of origin and all other countries in which equality, the rights of women, girls and children, as well as human rights are not observed.
The initiative was launched by Hourvash Pourkian, chairwoman of the Kulturbrücke Hamburg e. V. (Bridge of Culture Hamburg (Non-Profit Organisation)) and her team.
"The veiling of girls of all ages - a growing phenomenon in many schools and even kindergartens - represents discrimination and sexualization of minors.
That is why TERRE DES FEMMES e.V. ( registered association)
demands a legal ban
on the so-called “children's headscarf” in public spaces, especially in educational institutions, for all underage girls. We want girls to grow up without a headscarf and without full veils - here and elsewhere. "