Women's Rights

Which rights do I have as a woman in Germany?

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The law enshrines women's rights in many countries, but in most societies, equal rights for women is not still fully realised. In Germany, this is particularly evident in inequality of opportunities in the field of business and politics. Sexual harassment, domestic violence, and international trafficking of women are among other critical issues. In Germany, women have already become more visible in the society compared to other countries, yet the women's movement is far from reaching its goal.

Women's Rights and Gender Equality

Women's quota in politics and business

Lower wages and unpaid work

Right to abortion

Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Legitimate flight reasons specific to women

Child marriage

Prostitution and trafficking of women

Violence against women

Rape, sexual coercion and sexual harassment


If you are threatened or victimised as a woman, contact Terres des Femmes’s counselling service at 030 - 40 50 46 99 30 or the Helpline of “Gewalt gegen Frauen” at 08000 11 60 16.Multi-lingual assistants are available and ready to help you round the clock.