Your body is a battleground: We must strengthen women’s rights together!

18.09.2021, 11:00

Opening speech:

Rosemarie Heilig (Head of the Department for Environment and Women of the City of Frankfurt am Main)

Prof. Franziska Nori (Director Frankfurter Kunstverein)

Rosemarie Heilig is a biologist and politician (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen). She has been Head of the Department for the Environment since 2012 and Head of the Department for the Environment and Women of the City of Frankfurt am Main since 2016. From 1993 to 1997, she was a the city council representative of the Grünen (Green Party) and a member of the environment committee. In women’s policy, the topic “Poverty is a woman” – gender as a risk of poverty – is particularly close to Heilig’s heart. Valuing single parents and improving their everyday lives, equal pay for equal work and the recognition of care work are women’s policy slogans that characterise her work as head of the women’s department. Rosemarie Heilig is particularly committed to the implementation of the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, in Frankfurt.

Currently, human rights and especially women’s rights are under massive threat, with ultra-conservative networks contributing significantly to this.. Their international networking, their financing and their goals – making these structures visible is an important concern for us. The Frankfurter Kunstverein has invited the research centre Normative Orders of the Goethe University Frankfurt to discuss these topics together with journalists, scientists and activists to make them accessible to a broad public.
Franziska Nori, Director Frankfurter Kunstverein

The event will also be live-streamed on Youtube.