Welcome to Frauen stärken Frauen e.V. Bergisch Gladbach

We've been working to support women and girls in the Rheinisch-Bergisch district since 1985.

Our goals are to protect and empower women and girls, to draw attention to the subtle and overt violence women and girls face and to improve their living conditions. We work to achieve these goals through our three centres.

BKA (Federal Criminal Police Office): Federal situation survey on domestic violence 2023

The number of cases of domestic violence rose by 6.5% in 2023 compared with 2022 (to 256,276).

BKA: Federal situation survey on domestic violence 2023

70% of the victims of domestic violence are women (2023).

BKA: Federal situation survey on domestic violence 2023

Two-thirds of domestic violence cases occur within intimate relationships (65.5%), one-third within the family (34.5%) - an increase of 6.4% and 6.7% respectively compared with the previous year.

BKA: Federal situation survey on domestic violence 2023

79.2% of victims of violence in intimate relationships and 70.5% of victims of domestic violence as a whole are women.

BKA: Federal situation survey on domestic violence 2023

Three-quarters of the suspects are male: 77.6% in the case of violence in intimate relationships, 75.6% in the case of domestic violence as a whole.

BKA: Federal situation survey on domestic violence 2023

The majority of both victims of violence in intimate relationships and suspects are aged between 30 and 40.

BKA: Federal situation survey on domestic violence 2023

155 women were killed by their partner or ex-partner in 2023, 22 more than in 2022.

BKA: Federal situation survey on domestic violence 2023

54% of victims of violence within the family are female, a quarter of them aged under 14. 92 females died as a result of violence within the family.

BKA: Federal situation survey on domestic violence 2023

The number of recorded cases of domestic violence has risen continuously (19.5%) over the past 5 years, and the number of unrecorded cases is probably much higher.

BKA: Federal situation survey on domestic violence 2023

56.4% of all female murder or manslaughter victims in 2023 died as a result of domestic violence (509 out of a total of 903 female victims of murder or manslaughter).

Women's refuge...

Phone Number: 02202-42682
or the
Police on the Phone Number 110 

You can come to us if you need somewhere to go because you're at risk of physical or emotional abuse.

You can bring your children.

Women's advice centre...

Phone Number: 02202-45 112
Mail: frauenberatungsstelle-bgl@t-online.de

Any woman aged 18 or over can get advice and information from the women's advice centre in person, by phone or online.

We mainly advise women experiencing or at risk of domestic violence, women with eating disorders and women who've experienced sexual abuse.

But we can also give you advice on other matters.

You're welcome to get in touch.

You can phone the women's advice centre on 02202-45112.

Girls' advice centre...

Telefonnummer: 02202-989 11 55
Mail: maedchenberatungsstelle-bgl@t-online.de

The girls' advice centre is our newest "baby". We provide support to girls aged 12 or over and people they trust.

Our prevention events inform girls, raise their awareness and empower them.

Girls who can't visit us in person, or who don't want to, can message us or chat with us via the online girls' advice centre.

We are supported by:

Logo Ministerium für Kinder, Jugend, Familie, Gleichstellung, Flucht und Integration Logo Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis Logo diese Website wurde fördert durch Aktion-Mensch

We are a member of the Paritätischen, the umbrella organization of autonomous women's counseling centers and the LAG Mädchen*arbeit NRW.

Logo Der Paritätische Dachverband der autonomen Frauenberatungsstellen e.V. Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Mädchen*arbeit in NRW e.V.