The Federal Association

Head office

Mitglieder des bff-Teams

The lobby group for girls and women affected by violence


We are the contact persons for more than 160 rape crisis centres and women’s counselling centres, which are members of the bff. We handle whatever they, as individual centres, often cannot manage locally. We conduct national conferences and further training courses, draw up specialist material for women affected by violence, publish opinions on specific political issues and bring the consultants’ practical expertise to bear at national political level.

Internationally speaking, we are in touch with the relevant organisations, such as the United Nations and the European network of non-governmental organisations Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE). We are contributing towards banning violence against women around the world.

Women affected by violence and their supporters seeking help receive information from us on where they can find support nearby. Journalists, politicians and people who tackle the issue of violence against women on a professional level can obtain tips, information and advisory opinions.

Working in projects and campaigns against violence against women is particularly dear to our hearts. We raise support from celebrities and prominent figures, get funding, organise, prepare the material and engage in PR activities.