Equal opportunities officers (within the county of Schleswig-Flensburg)
There are full time and part time Equal Opportunities Officers in Germany. They used to be called women’s representatives. They have the duty to promote the gender equality in cities, authorities and communities, and counsel women and men in these questions.
Equal Opportunities Officers make use of annually returning campaign days to point out the special needs and rights of women, children and families:
- International Women’s Day (March 3rd)
- Equal Pay Day
- International Families Day (May 15th)
- Global Children's Day (September 20th)
- International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25th)
Besides that they participate in or initiate constantly new projects that improve the life situation of women and girls. Joint projects and events for migrants in cooperation with the coordinating units are being implemented.
Further details concerning the activities of our commissioners can be found on the county's website.