United Action works to empower newcomer women in Berlin and Brandenburg, with the expertise of someone who has gone through the process of starting a new life here. That’s why Fatuma Musa Afrah founded United Action and has made it her mission to help newcomer women. Not only that, she is working to build community and to create meaningful exchanges between newcomers and local women and girls.

Fatuma’s story

Fatuma was born in Somalia and grew up in Kenya after fleeing the civil war. There, she studied Social Work and Development and worked for international aid organizations. 


When she arrived in Germany four years ago, she spent the first 1.5 years isolated and depressed in a refugee camp. After successfully setting herself up in Berlin, she was determined to help other newcomer women do the same. 

What We do

More than 500 women from 12+ countries have benefited from our workshops, meetups and cultural activities. Many have gone on to higher education, language courses or community work.


United Action offers migration consultation services, and organizes music and dance workshops for girls, an International Women’s Empowerment Cafe, and swimming lessons. After the success of our first Women’s Empowerment Conference, we are planning the second conference for the end of 2019. 

Donate to United Action

With your support we can continue our work to uplift and support women.

Every bit helps!

Our bank details:  GLS Bank Bochum  |  IBAN: DE 24 4306 0967 1225 1552 00  |  BIC: GENODEM1GLS

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We are looking for people to help with event planning, photography, promotion of our activities, and more. If you would like to volunteer with United Action please send us a message.

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