November 2010


Autonomy: maiz is independently run. maiz is not affiliated with any party, church or other form of organization.

Self-organization: The first and foremost requirement for our work is that we are self-organized. maiz is a self-organization run by migrant women with an acute awareness and critical distance from neoliberal ideas.

Collective Self-Empowerment: We address the existing structures of power and domination critically in order to change them.

maiz is ...


maiz is – Self-organization – Participation – Autonomy – Resistance – Transformation – Utopia independent organization by and for migrant women. Our goal is to better the lives and work situations of migrant women in Austria and to promote their political and cultural participation, as well as to transform the existing unjust social conditions.