- Democracy and community development
- Human rights
- International/Cultural relations
- Youth and education
Frauenliga is a public non-profit organization. The government of East Belgium subsidizes our projects and events. The size of the budget depends on the project or event, as we have to apply for a subsidy for each activity separately. We accept small donations from our members that consist of 30€ a year per person. Currently our team consists of six employees and about ten volunteers. The volunteer numbers may vary depending on the project(s) we are working on. We organize feminist-themed campaigns, events, courses and offer help and meeting points for families and women. We have two ongoing campaigns: a campaign against gender-based violence and Equal Porn campaign. The second campaign focuses on sexual orientation, education and destigmatization of sexual preferences. We cooperate with our local government, NGO's and NPO's such as Spectrum Vog, Miteinanderteilen, Landfrauenverband, Patchwork, Viertelhaus Cardijn, Info Integration and many more.
Our mission is to strengthen women’s rights through educational work by and with women. We support women in their development towards a self-determined life and financial independence. For that, we rely on the strengths and opportunities that every woman has within her. The legal situation is very clear: Equal opportunities between women and men are mandatory. But women are still disadvantaged in real life. That is why we need feminism, a movement for the social, political and economic equality of women. Feminism questions the existing roles and reveals sexism in the media, everyday life and at work. As a literal “women’s league”, Frauenliga is part of this movement. We help shape our environment and get involved – towards an equal, solidary and just society. We put great value to the methods we work with: the educational feminist approach helps us to demand and implement changes concerning gender roles, empowerment strengthens autonomy and self-determination, the “aide mutuelle” method initiates empowering group processes and outreach educational work provides simple access to our offers. In this way, everyone can benefit, and we can make a difference together.
As mentioned above, we have two ongoing campaigns: a campaign against gender-based violence and Equal Porn campaign. The second campaign focuses on sexual orientation, education and destigmatization of sexual preferences. Two times a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, we offer help with schoolwork to primary school students and offer childcare services. We have multiple groups for women. During group gatherings we offer various workshops, information exchange, excursions and other leisure activities free of charge. Our courses consist of musical education for children and parents (choir practice and piano), language courses (Arab for children and German for beginners), wellness during menstruation cycle, massage for babies and many more.
We would like to offer our expertise and experience to the ALF Network. We are open for new cooperations and challenges. Please do not hesitate to contact us about your projects and ideas.
As an Erasmus+ accredited institution we are very enthousiastic in buidling connections across the borders and exchange experiences with other organizations. Campaigning for equal rights, diversity and inclusiveness is our main goal and we would be delighted to collaborate with organizations that share our ideals.