Women and Girls
In Freiburg, there are lots of counselling and information centres specifically for women and girls. All women and girls can get information and support at the “Stelle zur Gleichberechtigung der Frau” (Office for Equality of Women) of the City of Freiburg.
The Constitution (Article 3, Paragraph 2) of the Federal Republic of Germany states:
Men and women shall have equal rights. The state shall promote the actual implementation of equal rights for women and men and take steps to eliminate disadvantages that now exist.
The Office for Equality of Women is committed to ensuring that this law is being implemented in Freiburg. For this purpose, it cooperates with many partners inside and outside the city administration. The Commissioner for Women’s Rights advises citizens, supports women’s organizations, creates networks of individual stakeholders, develops concepts, organizes events and raises the issue of equality in public debate again and again.
Why are there special services for women and girls?
Women and girls can of course get help with various issues (see respective issue) from any general counselling service. But beyond that, there are certain situations such as being the victim of violence, in which it is important for women and girls to get special help and advice specifically for them.
Here is an overview of central service centres: