Name of the organization

LAG autonomer Frauenhäuser in NRW

Type of organization

Non profit organization

Activities implemented to fight gender-based violence (in english)

LAG is the abbreviation for Landes-Arbeits-Gemeinschaft. The LAG is a union of currently 26 autonomous women’s shelters in North Rhine-Westphalia. She works at the state level, especially in the areas of politics, external representation and public relations.
The LAG was founded at the end of the 70s under the name Arbeitsgemeinschaft autonomer Frauenhäuser in NRW . The meetings initially took place in different cities. Essential contents included the discussion about autonomy and feminism of state and thus not only financial dependencies. Another topic was structural violence and its effects.

Mode of intervention

  • Social support for victims of violence
  • Accommodation
  • Advocacy
  • Other

Area of action


Contact informations

Markgrafenstr. 6
Schwelm 58 332
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