The members of the Association of Women’s Shelters (FHK) comprise:
Among the FHK members are also individual institutions responsible for the operations of women’s shelters and counselling centres. Supporting members who uphold the work of the FHK are among its members as well.
The framework of federal associations and individual institutions consists of around 260 women’s shelters and 230 specialised counselling centres. Taken together, FHK represents a large part of the federal help and support system in Germany.
Members receive the following benefits:
Become a member (application form and membership fee regulations)
Christiane Völz, Chairwoman, Workers’ Welfare Federal Association (AWO e.V.)
Gisela Pingen-Rainer, Social Service of Catholic Women General Association (SkF e.V.)
Johanna Thie, Diakonie Germany ‒ Protestant Federal Association, Protestant Agency for Diakonie and Development
Katrin Frank, Paritätische General Association Germany
Association of Women’s Shelters / Frauenhauskoordinierung e.V.
Phone +49 30 – 338 43 42 – 0 (operator)
Fax +49 30 – 338 43 42 – 19
Heike Herold, Managing Director
Phone: 030 -338 43 42 – 20
Dorothea Hecht, Consultant for Legal Affairs and Statistics
Phone: 030 – 338 43 42 – 30
The workshop discussions accompany the FHK’s work from the perspective of work practices. They take place twice a year and ensure that the specialist-policy and expert work done by FHK takes its members’ experiences into account. The discussion participants represent all member associations, most of the federal states, and various institutions: women’s shelters, counselling centres and intervention agencies.
Working Groups and Expert Committees
Working groups are concerned with both current and long-term issues and serve to deepen the FHK’s expert work. One example is the working group on funding, which has worked on solutions to funding women’s shelters and counselling centres for many years now.
The expert commitee Flight and Protection Against Violence works on improving protective measures for refugee women. Since 2016, the committee serves as a exchange platform for experts from federal ministries, state representatives and municipal umbrella organisations as well as migrant self-organisations, member associations and NGOs.
Exchange and cooperation with other national and international organisations is crucial to the FHK’s work, since fighting violence against women requires broad social alliances that extend beyond national borders.
FHK is a member of the following organisations:
FHK is active in the following advisory boards:
FHK is active in the following committees:
FHK participates in the following alliances: