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December 25, 2019

סלים של תקווה: קו פריטים מבוקש של 140 נשים שנלחמות על חייהן

March 19, 2018

Eritrean Coffee Ceremony at Kuchinate.
African victims of abuse look for comfort through crocheting. Their works are sold and exhibited, but for asylum seekers active in Kuchinate, the collective is not only a source of income but also a home, meeting place and support.

September 23, 2019

Kuchinate is selected by expert Danielle Keller-Aviram from Luxiders Magazine in a wonderful selection of the Top 10 sustainable home decor brands!

Luxiders is the New Intelligent Magazine, based on eco & ethical stories about fashion, design and lifestyle. 

September 19, 2019

Kuchinate celebrates Rosh Hashanah by calling on the public to human / refugee / women's rights.

One of our passionate supporters, Canadian Ambassador Deborah Lyons, brought her impact into the issues and to our event.

The Spirit of Haiti and Africa

January 23, 2019

Opening of the Vodou Flag exhibition at the African Studies Gallery

המצוקה של מבקשות המקלט המוכות

November 30, 2018

חדשות סוף השבוע בערוץ 12, בקרו אצלינו בסטודיו ושמעו על מצוקת הנשים. כמו סילבנה ז"ל,יש עוד אימהות וילדים רב שסובלים מאלימות ופגיעה

Threads of Hope

October 30, 2018

Calcalist: An Israeli daily business newspaper and website talks about Kuchinate. 

Forward: In Tel Aviv, Weaving A Better Future For African Refugees

October 22, 2018

The Forward article talks about Kuchinate and the story behind it all. 

Time Out: The new exhibition “Hanging from a Thread” tells the first-person accounts of refugees and asylum seekers

October 20, 2018

Kuchinate is part of Illustration Week this year, collaborating with Tamar Lamdan and Carmit Shine on the exhibition "Hanging by a Thread."

Time Out: Embracing empowerment through art; Kuchinate’s new ways of reaching out

October 20, 2018

Time Out magazine writes about Kuchinate and upcoming exhibitions we are featured in as well as information on our Friday workshops. 

Haaretz: The Artistic Tornado Headed Toward Israel

October 13, 2018

Haaretz writes about Sheila Hicks, an American artist who arrived in Israel to open an exhibition. Hicks also used the opportunity to come and visit Kuchinate and talk with our women. 

JPost: Come and Kuchinate With Me

July 11, 2018

JPost writes about the origins of the Kuchinate dream and experiences of the Kuchinate women.

Time Out: Traveling art

April 24, 2018

Traveling art: The refugees who make amazing art in Israel

Asylum seekers in Israel try to weave a safety net as deportation looms

April 04, 2018

Global Sisters Report: The Eritreans in Tel Aviv, already struggling with poverty, isolation and discrimination, and some who were slowly healing from torture, now face yet another hurdle: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's aggressive and controversial plan to deport African asylum seekers. Deportation is set to begin within weeks.

ILTV: See how one Israeli NGO is transforming a traditional craft into a tool of empowerment

March 26, 2018

ILTV visits the Kuchinate studio to learn about our crafts and our collective. 

סלים של תקווה: קו פריטים מבוקש של 140 נשים שנלחמות על חייהן Xnet

March 19, 2018

העבודות שלהן נמכרות ומוצגות בתערוכות, אך עבור מבקשות המקלט שפעילות ב''קוצ'ינטה'', הקולקטיב הוא לא רק מקור הכנסה אלא גם בית, מקום מפגש ותמיכה

Haaretz: Rank & File 'We Were All Once Refugees' Mural Collaboration in Central Tel Aviv

March 01, 2018

URGENCY FOR REFUGEES: Kuchinate – African Refugee Women’s Collective and public street artist Mia Schon collaborated on a mosaic mural in Tel Aviv to raise awareness about the asylum-seeker issue. The 3.5 meter x 2.5-meter mural at the corner of Rothschild and Herzl reads: “We were all once refugees.” 

The Times of Israel: Empowerment project helps African asylum seekers stitch a safety net

February 28, 2018

In addition to selling baskets, Kuchinate now hosts Israeli groups in its studio in effort to empower women and help public empathize with their plight. 

i24NEWS: African victims of abuse look for comfort through crocheting

February 26, 2018

After braving abuse and the harsh trek through Africa to get to Israel, African migrants look for therapy through an usual method: crocheting.

Asia News.it: Tel Aviv, abused and tortured migrants need 'humanity'

January 11, 2018

The testimonies of Sister Azezet and Fr. Rafic, close to refugees at risk of expulsion. Many of them suffered torture and sexual violence in the Sinai. Give them hope. The phenomenon of refugees creates misunderstandings and racism; the need to look at the person.

ובינתיים, בעולם האמיתי Go Style

December 16, 2017

בזמן שקניתן משהו מיותר לגמרי בעלי אקספרס, מעצבים ואמנים נרתמו לקדם את המודעןת למשבר הפליטים העולמי. את יריית הפתיחה למגמה החשובה הזאת סיפקה דווקא איקאה, עם מיזם זוכה פרסים למקלטים להרכבה עצמית, ומשם זה רק הולך ונהיה מעניין (ומעוצב( יותר

The Culture Trip: How African Refugees Are Coping with Trauma Through Art in Tel Aviv

December 07, 2017

In a gritty neighborhood in south Tel Aviv, an NGO named Kuchinate is providing hope and empowerment to female African refugees – and helping them cope with trauma – through the art of crochet.

המותג הקלוע שכובש את תל אביב Walla Home

December 03, 2017

סלים, שרפרפים, שטיחים ופופים צבעוניים המעניקים חן לסביבת המגורים מצליחים לכבוש את לב התל אביביים. האחראיות על המוצרים המשמחים הן נשים אפריקאיות המבקשות להתפרנס בכבוד

Time Out: Kuchinate

October 01, 2017

Time out Israel recommend Kuchinate in their Shopping, Arts, Crafts & Hobbies section. 

יום רביעי הארור בקוצ’ינטה Saloona

July 23, 2017

ביום רביעי האחרון בכל חודש הן פותחות את המעטפה, סופרות את הכסף שעבדו כל כך קשה עבורו ומתמלאות ייאוש כשהן מבינות כמה מעט נשאר וכמה הרבה נלקח מהן

The Times of Israel: At Tel Aviv’s White Night party, asylum seekers look to connect

June 30, 2017

The Kuchinate Collective of African women living in Israel use crochet and coffee to raise awareness about their plight

תראו אותן: הנשים שמאחורי הצילומים של מירי דוידוביץ Calcalist

June 24, 2017

מאחורי התמונות הצבעוניות שצילמה דוידוביץ' את קוצ'ינטה - קולקטיב קליעת סלים מדרום תל אביב - מסתתרים סיפורים קורעי לב 

The Times of Israel: Extraordinary women of Israel

April 30, 2017

These women inspire, lead, fight, change, teach, create, envision, encourage, challenge, unify and help shape what we are as a society and a nation, and are a major force in determining what our future will become.

Haaretz: International Women’s Day

March 07, 2017

Fleeing trauma, encountering racism, delegitimization and poverty: Today is an opportunity to recognize 12,216 of the most invisible and marginalized women in Israeli society.

Deine Correspondentin

June 14, 2016

Am äußersten Rand - Asylwerber in Israel

Christian Media Center: Kuchinate Collective - Weaving Hope

May 01, 2016

A documentary by The Christian Media Centre

Hebrew Haaretz about "Survivors of torture"

May 08, 2017

Great review in Hebrew Haaretz of our book "Guides to survivors of toture".

NPR: Once Silent About Their Suffering, Making Baskets Helped Them Open Up

March 08, 2016

Alemu is one of 43,000 African asylum-seekers, mainly from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan, who traveled by foot and vehicle many hundreds of miles to reach Israel. 

Many of these migrants suffer along the way. Alemu says she was tortured by her smugglers but will not elaborate. When she reached Israel in 2011, she fell into depression and was hospitalized twice in a psychiatric ward.

But when they were offered the chance to talk with a therapist in Israel, it didn't work.

Haaretz: Female African Asylum Seekers Use Crochet Skills to Hook a Future in Israel

September 03, 2015

Women migrants are one of the weakest of segments in Israeli society, but the Kuchinate enterprise in Tel Aviv seeks to empower them. Just call it a close-knit community.
read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.674512

מבקשות מקלט מאפריקה מנסות לסרוג לעצמן עתיד Haaretz

August 10, 2015

ביקור בפרויקט "קוצ'ינטה" שמאפשר למבקשות מקלט להתפרנס וגם להיזכר בתרבות שזנחו מאחור

Savoteur: Binded - Kuchinate African Refugee Women's Collective

June 10, 2015

Kuchinate started as a collective of African asylum-seeking women who live in Tel Aviv and work to produce sustainable goods for the home. Bridging Israeli and African culture, the pieces have been sold at design events, boutiques and markets — and now you can have your very own. 

Christian Media Center: Eritrean refugees in the Holy Land

How do people react to the reality of leaving their land, culture, parents and all of their family?

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