In 2008 the Federal Government collaborated with the Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund (DOSB) in the DOSB’s Campaign “Gewalt gegen Frauen – nicht bei uns” (Violence against women – not on our premises). The campaign was started by Federal Minister Dr. Ursula von der Leyen and four other female federal ministers on Arch 6, 2008 in Berlin. It is a joint action of DOSB and five martial sports associations, which includes the offer for women in many cities and towns across the country to participate in self-defense courses, organized in collaboration with the local women’s initiatives, commissioners for gender equality and women’s offices.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Germany to the questionnaire on violence against women, February 2009