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Equality & Equal Opportunities


The district of Waldeck-Frankenberg is committed to a society in which everyone has the same opportunities - regardless of gender, origin, skin colour, religion or cultural background. It is therefore committed to equal rights and equal opportunities in all areas of life.

Gender equality is a universal human right. Nevertheless, millions of women worldwide are discriminated against in access to education, health care and in their everyday lives. They are still far too often victims of physical or sexual violence, for example. Women are more often affected by poverty than men. And the proportion of women in low-wage sectors is significantly higher than that of men. The district is particularly committed to gender equality in this regard.

Since 1911, there has been an "International Women's Day" to draw attention to women's rights and gender equality worldwide. In Germany, women were able to vote and be elected for the first time in history in January 1919. International Women's Day is celebrated worldwide on 8 March and used for actions that draw attention to the situation of women worldwide. In Waldeck-Frankenberg it is also used annually to draw attention to the importance of women's rights.

Work & Family Alliance

The district has set itself the task of ensuring a family-friendly environment and climate in Waldeck-Frankenberg. The Work and Family Alliance is committed to improving the living conditions of families in the district.

Against domestic violence

Together against domestic violence: this is what the "Round Table against Domestic Violence" in Waldeck-Frankenberg is committed to. Together with the district, numerous institutions have joined forces here to act as contact persons for victims of domestic violence and to provide assistance.

Immediate help in case of rape

Many victims of rape remain medically unprovided for fear of being pressured into pressing charges. In the Waldeck-Frankenberg district, all victims receive immediate help and support - and can also decide later to take legal action.

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Offers for women in Waldeck-Frankenberg

For personal and professional development: The district offers a programme of seminars and camps especially for women.


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