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.
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
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. On the last elections to the board on October the 28th 2006 the following women have been chosen as board-members:
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 Joint Committee, Board of Trustees of the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, Federal and Länder working group on Domestic Violence, Expert Advisory Board of the Federal Working Committee on Rehabilitation and more
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.
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:
You can book representatives of Weibernetz
As referees on various topics (e.g. living-situation of women with disabilities, equality, health care, genetically and reproduction technologies 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!
Once in a year, Weibernetz holds a conference on various topics for women with disabilities and/or chronically diseases. Weibernetz also casually offers further education on various topics.
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 four staff members.
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, bank code number: 52050353, account-number: 107 34 63
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.
If you got furthermore questions all about the association, the projects or about the topic "Women with disabilities" please contact us
Koelnische Str. 99
D- 34119 Kassel
Phone: +49 561 72885-85
Fax: +49 561 72885-53
We would be pleased to hear from you!