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Education and Empowerment

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.

German Classes

German and literacy classes focused on “integration in daily life” in terms of empowerment complement the counselling and information programs at FIM. The fees for the classes are low and the courses allow women from different countries to get direct and fast introduction into the German language. The German classes at FIM are designed especially for women with little educational background. Learning German supports their independence and self-determination.
These classes fill in a gap because most of its participants do not have access to the regular integration course offered by the state. And besides, some women are more comfortable in an only female group.

Schedule starting from January 2016

German class for beginners (level A1) is every Wednesday 2:30 - 5 pm, fee is 15 € per month. A second German class for beginners is two times a week Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 – 12 am (level A2) with a fee of 30 €.

If you are interested to participate in German classes, please contact:

Chanida Keving
Tel.: +49 (0)69 970979710
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African women and family meetings

Once a month women from different countries from east and west Africa meet to discuss issues and problems or to celebrate festivals together. Healthy diet, parenting and education, puberty and menopause as well as female genital mutilation are only some of the issues covered. Sometimes speakers are invited to give input on the subject. Anyone interested in the African women’s group is very welcome to visit!

Contact person:
Ruth Abraha

Tel.: +49 (0)69-97 0 97 97 24
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African families meet

Similar to the women’s group, a meeting of families from different African countries is held every month. Aside from questions regarding health and education, the focus is more on family subjects like support and assistance programs for families. Anyone interested, is gladly invited to join the meeting.

Contact person:
Charlotte Ndamm-Njikoufon
Tel.: +49 (0)69-97 0 97 97 22
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Empowerment of African communities

In April 2014, the FIM’s-Project “Empowerment and dialog with African communities” started. It seeks to improve the integration and participation of African migrant women and men. Many migrant women and men find themselves in a complete different reality in Frankfurt compared to the living conditions and experiences in their countries of origin. All of a sudden, cultural and social experiences from their native country as well as familiar methods and strategies in managing daily life seem to be worthless. These prompt to insecurity and the feeling of “not-belonging-here”. Additionally, they experience the often spread prejudices in German society towards migrant women and men from African countries. The lack of knowledge about the distinguished experiences of African migrants and the absence of intercultural competence often concludes in lack of understanding or even rejection.

Thus, the empowerment project of FIM aims to build bridges among different African communities as well as between African communities and communal institutions in Frankfurt in order to promote mutual understanding and social participation of African migrants.

You can find us here

FIM - Frauenrecht ist Menschenrecht e.V.
Counselling Center for Migrant Women and
their Families
Varrentrappstraße 55
60486 Frankfurt am Main

Telephone +49 (0)69 9709797-0
Telefax +49 (0)69 9709797-18
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Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 


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From the central railway station (Hauptbahnhof) Frankfurt am Main: Tram 16 (Ginnheim) or Tram 17 (Rebstockbad), get off at „Varrentrappstraße“

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