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)
Marion von zur Gathen, Paritätische General Association Germany
Sarah Clasen, Workers’ Welfare Federal Association (AWO e.V.)
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: