FIM e.V. is an intercultural counselling center for immigrant women and their families in Frankfurt am Main. We offer counselling and support to women who are in distress -free of charge, confidential and in more than ten languages.
FIM stands for “Frauenrecht ist Menschenrecht” (Women’s Rights are Human Rights). Women and girls are often victims of severe human rights violations such as forced marriages, female genital mutilation/circumcision, human trafficking and domestic violence. FIM supports the victims, makes them aware of and fight for their rights.
FIM is committed to education/learning, empowerment and promotion of integration of immigrants from all over the world.
... is a common social problem. A recent study by the European Union shows, that every third woman in the European Union has experienced physical or sexual violence. With 35 % Germany is even above the average percentage of the 28 EU member states. There remains a lot to do in campaigning public awareness, preventing violence and establishing a help system for the concerned women.
Conflicts and war in the Middle East and Africa, terror and political prosecution, poverty and the lack of living prospects lead to the flight of a growing number of human beings. In Europe the number of refugees has also increased.
Poverty prostitution has increased over the past years. In most cases it is about young women from Bulgaria and Romania who came to Germany in search for a better life and a secure livelihood. However, they have no chance in the regular labor market because of their low education, absence of professional training and lack of German skills. Poverty migration thus, becomes poverty prostitution.
Low-threshold educational programs are important parts of promoting integration. The programs at FIM focus on migrant women who have difficulties in accessing qualification programs because of their low educational background or difficult personal or family situation.
Stop forced prostitution
In case of suspected forced prostitution you can call our hotline anonymously (+49 (0)177 625 4995) or contact FIM via E-Mail.