Association Weibernetz e.V.

Collage Weibernetz board members and team
Foto: Weibernetz

Nationwide Network from WomenLesbians and Girls with disabilities

Weibernetz e.V. - Nationwide Network from WomenLesbians and Girls with disabilities - is a non-profit-association and has been established in 1998 by women with different disabilities and most of the Länder-networks and coordination centres of women with disabilities as a nationwide body.

Weibernetz is part of the independent-living-movement of disabled peoples.

  • Human rights-based principles
  • From women for women
  • Cross-disabilities
  • Independent
  • Experts on our own concerns

Aims / Goals

About 4 Million women with disability are living in Germany. The main aim of Weibernetz is to improve the living-situation of women and girls with disabilities and / or chronic diseases.

The Principals of the association are

  • Human rights-based principles
  • Non-discrimination
  • Barrier-free environments and offers
  • Recognition of women with disabilities as the experts on their own concerns
  • Open-mindedness in terms of one's kind of disability, the age, the sexual, political or religious orientation
  • Independency in terms of political parties and religious denominations


The board of Weibernetz is build up by five women on an equal footing; they all have a disability on their own. The work is done on an honorary basis.

At the last election to the board in 2020 the following women have been chosen as board-members:

Monika Bach

Monika Bach
Foto: Weibernetz

Dörte Gregorschewski

Dörte Gregorschewski
Foto: privat

Ulrike Jährig

Ulrike Jährig
Foto: Weibernetz

Magdalene Ossege

Magdalene Ossege
Foto: Caro Kadatz

Jennifer Taube

Jennifer Paula Taube
Foto: privat

Political representation

This is bound to happen in particular by:


Written statements to relevant federal draft laws, participation in hearings.

Attending the implementation of laws

Attending the implementation of relevant federal laws as for example the Social Code Book Nine, the Act on Equal Opportunities for Disabled Persons, the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlunhsgesetz).

Work in Committees

Weibernetz is a founding member of the German Disability Council and is member in the German Women's Council. Furthermore Weibernetz is represented in several committees as for example the Federal and Länder working group on Domestic Violence, Advisory council of the Violence against Women Support Hotline, Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence – Alliance (Istanbul-Convention), CEDAW-Alliance (CEDAW= Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Violence against Women), Advisory Council on Inclusion at the State Coordination Agency (according to Article 33 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - UNCRPD), consultation of associations of the CRPD monitoring body at the German Institute for Human Rights, Expert Advisory Board of the Federal Working Committee on Rehabilitation and more.

Political contacts

Representatives of Weibernetz are in touch with members of the federal parliament, with speakers of the parties and with federal ministries and their staffs.


Weibernetz supports networking of and coordination among the lobby groups of women with disabilities. We also give support in founding new lobby groups or networks of women with disabilities in Germany.

Contact- and Information Centre

Within the project "Political representation of interests of women with disabilities" we have been able to collect significant addresses and information. We would be pleased to make them available to you:

  • Contact and networking-centres as well as networks at home and abroad
  • Referees with disability to various topics
  • Mostly accessible conference buildings

You can book representatives of Weibernetz

  • As referees on various topics (for example living-situation of women with disabilities, equality, health care and more)
  • As Participants in podiums
  • As writers of articles and comments
  • As moderators on conferences

Please address us; we would be pleased to hear from you!

Public Relations

  • Press Relations
  • Publishing brochures
  • Editing the journal WeiberZEIT as a part of the project "political representation of interests of women with disabilities"
  • Articles


The work within the association is done on an honorary basis. Since 2003 the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth sponsors the project "Political representation of interests of women with disabilities". On the basis of this financing, the wide lobby work can be done by three part-time staff members.

Since 2008 the same Federal Ministry also sponsors several projects for “Women’s Representatives in Institutions”. Actually, there are 6 part-time staff members working in the ongoing project.

For other special projects improving the living-situation of women with disabilities, the association depends on donations. Please support our work.

Weibernetz e.V. is registered as a non-profit-organisation. As an association of common interest we can issue donation receipts.

Bank connection:

Kasseler Sparkasse
Iban: DE58 5205 0353 0001 0734 63

If you want to join us

Women with disabilities can have full membership; women without disabilities can become sustaining member. Also associations, organisations and networks for women with and without disabilities are welcomed as members in Weibernetz.

For further information please get in contact with us, we would be pleased.

Get in Touch

Also - If you got furthermore questions all about the association, the projects or about the topic "Women with disabilities"
We would be pleased to hear from you!

Get in Touch

Weibernetz e.V.
Projekt "Politische Interessenvertretung behinderter Frauen"
Samuel-Beckett-Anlage 6
34119 Kassel

  Telefon: +49 561 72 885-310

  Fax: +49 561 72 885-2310


Logo: Weibernetz e.V.

Member Organisations

Bibez e.V. - Ganzheitliches Bildungs- und Beratungszentrum zur Förderung und Integration behinderter / chronisch erkrankter Frauen und Mädchen

Bremer Netzwerk behinderter Frauen

Hessisches Koordinationsbüro für Frauen mit Behinderung

Kobra - Koordinations- und Beratungsstelle für Frauen mit Behinderungen in Rheinland-Pfalz

Lebendiger Leben e.V. Dresden

mixed pickles e.V. - Vernetzungs- und Koordinationsbüro Verein für Mädchen und Frauen mit und ohne Behinderung in Schleswig-Holstein

Netzwerk behinderter Frauen Berlin e.V.

Netzwerk behinderter Frauen Niedersachsen

Netzwerkbüro organisierte und nichtorganisierte Frauen und Mädchen mit Behinderungen in Nordrhein-Westfalen - Mädchen mit Behinderungen in Nordrhein-Westfalen

Netzwerk von und für Frauen und Mädchen mit Behinderungen in Bayern

RuT, Rad und Tat e.V.

PETZE Präventionsbüro
PETZE-Institut für Gewaltprävention gGmbH