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The Equal Opportunities Officer of the City of Bocholt

Astrid Schupp is the Equal Opportunities Officer of the City of Bocholt. She is the contact person for all questions relevant to women and equality - not only within the city administration. She works for all citizens in Bocholt.

The Equal Opportunities Officer has the task of helping to implement the constitutional requirement of equal rights. The aim is to promote equality between women and men.


The Equal Opportunities Officer is the contact person for all questions relevant to women and equal opportunities.

Equality work is divided into two areas of responsibility:

  • the work for the citizens of Bocholt
  • work within the city administration of Bocholt

On the basis of the State Equal Opportunities Act of 1999 and other agreements within the municipal administration, the Equal Opportunities Officer offers the following services:

  • Counselling and information on ways to improve women's opportunities in work and society.
  • support for women's groups and initiatives
  • Collecting and providing information on the living situation of women in Bocholt
  • Cooperation in measures and projects that contribute to improving the life situation of women and girls.
  • Public relations work
  • Participation in council and administrative proposals with content relevant to women's issues
  • Supervision of the Committee for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men of the City of Bocholt.
  • Participation in the implementation of the plan for the advancement of women in the Bocholt municipality.
  • Consultation hours for employees of the Bocholt municipal administration
  • Participation in the selection of personnel in the Bocholt municipal administration
  • Developing initiatives to extend flexible working hours in the Bocholt municipal administration

Digital Women's Network Germany-Netherlands

Graphic Women's Bridge Germany-Netherlands

The "Women's Bridge Germany-Netherlands" is a network on the topic of "equality" across national borders. Network now via Facebook with this interesting project!

Helpful links

Victims of domestic violence

If you are affected by domestic violence or would like to find out about help options for victims, you can get help and support on the website gewAlternativen.de.

Women's shelter in Bocholt
If you are looking for protection and refuge from domestic violence and do not want to or cannot stay in your home, contact the Frauenhaus Bocholt.

Portal for Equality of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
The state portal is aimed at citizens as well as actors and experts in the field of women's and equality policy in North Rhine-Westphalia.

women's careers

Community for career guidance (English)

Women's sites on the internet (link list)

Women against Violence
The Federal Association of Women's Counselling Centres and Women's Emergency Centres provides an overview of women's emergency centres throughout Germany. The aim is to unite all women's emergency centres nationwide and to form a network.

You can also find a lot of further information on the topic of "equality" on the free encyclopaedia "Wikipedia".

A site of the Federal Employment Agency with tips on career choices for girls.

donum vitae.de
Donum Vitae provides counselling on all issues related to pregnancy and childbirth and offers the legally required counselling in cases of pregnancy conflict. Visits to the pregnancy counselling centre are free of charge, confidential and anonymous if desired.