Women in politics: Event with Susanne Selbert on 27 May

In 2023, the district of Waldeck-Frankenberg has been recognised as one of the regions in which the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs wants to encourage women to get involved in politics with the "Municipal Action Programme: Women in Politics". As part of the programme, a discussion evening will take place on Monday, 27 May 2024, from 7 p.m. in the small hall of Bad Arolsen town hall. Former state director Susanne Selbert will talk about her political career, which has taken her to the top of the state welfare association in Kassel. All interested parties are cordially invited to attend the free public event, registration is not required.

The discussion will also focus on the grandmother of the former state director, Elisabeth Selbert, one of the four so-called "Mothers of the Basic Law". They were the only women in the Parliamentary Council to help draft the Basic Law, which came into force 75 years ago. Thus, three paths will meet next Monday evening: that of Elisabeth Selbert, who came from a rather modest background and was able to assert herself as a politician; the path of her granddaughter Susanne, a committed Social Democrat who has been one of the leading political figures in North Hesse for decades; and the path of the Basic Law, which became the successful foundation of Germany 75 years ago.

At the event on 27 May, Susanne Selbert will discuss these topics with Dr Jürgen Römer, Head of Village and Regional Development at the district authority and responsible for organising the action programme in the district. An entertaining and insightful evening can be expected.


Village and regional development department "Women in local politics" action programme