Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

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Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (BMFSFJ)
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Agency overview
Formed1953 as the Bundesministerium für Familienfragen
Jurisdiction Government of Germany
HeadquartersGlinkastraße 24
10178 Berlin
Annual budget 12.055 billion (2020) [1]
Minister responsible
  • Franziska Giffey, Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Agency executives
Website http://www.bmfsfj.de

The Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (German : Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend), abbreviated BMFSFJ, is a cabinet-level ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. It is headquartered in Berlin with a secondary seat in Bonn. The present minister is Franziska Giffey of the SPD.

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History

The original organization was first founded in 1953 as the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs (Bundesministerium für Familienfragen). In 1957, this was changed to the Ministry for Family and Youth Affairs (Bundesministerium für Familien- und Jugendfragen) and in 1963 to the Federal Ministry for Family and Youth (Bundesministerium für Familie und Jugend. In 1969 after the incorporation of the Federal Ministry for Health (Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, created in 1961), it was changed to the Federal Ministry for Youth, Family and Health (Bundesministerium für Jugend, Familie und Gesundheit). In 1986, it was renamed to the Federal Ministry for Youth, Family, Women, and Health (Bundesministerium für Jugend, Familie, Frauen und Gesundheit). The area of health was removed in 1991 and transferred to the Federal Ministry for Health. The remaining Ministry was divided into the Federal Ministry for Women and Youth (Bundesministerium für Frauen und Jugend), and the Federal Ministry for Family and Senior Citizens (Bundesministerium für Familie und Senioren). In 1994, these divided areas were recombined into the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend).

The activities of the Ministry were highlighted in media coverage in 2007 when the contents of one of the leaflets it distributed was claimed to encourage sexual massage between parents and their children. [2] The leaflets were removed from circulation when the matter became national news.

Federal Ministers

Franziska Giffey Pressefoto von Franziska Giffey (cropped).jpg
Franziska Giffey

Political Party:   CDU    SPD

Name
(Born-Died)
PartyTerm of Office Chancellor
(Cabinet)
Federal Minister for Family Affairs
Franz-Josef Wuermeling
(1900–1986)
CDU 20 October 195329 October 1957 Adenauer
(II)
Federal Minister for Family and Youth Affairs
Franz-Josef Wuermeling
(1900–1986)
CDU29 October 195713 December 1962 Adenauer
(III • IV)
Bruno Heck
(1917–1989)
CDU14 December 196211 October 1963 Adenauer
(V)
Federal Minister for Family and Youth
Bruno Heck
(1917–1989)
CDU17 October 19632 October 1968 Erhard (I • II)
Kiesinger (I)
Aenne Brauksiepe
(1912–1997)
CDU16 October 196821 October 1969 Kiesinger
(I)
Federal Minister for Youth, Family and Health
Käte Strobel
(1907–1996)
SPD 22 October 196915 December 1972 Brandt
(I)
Katharina Focke
(1922–2016)
SPD15 December 197214 December 1976 Brandt (II)
Schmidt (I)
Antje Huber
(1924–2015)
SPD16 December 197628 April 1982 Schmidt
(II • III)
Anke Fuchs
(b. 1937)
SPD28 April 19821 October 1982 Schmidt
(III)
Heiner Geißler
(1930–2017)
CDU4 October 198226 September 1985 Kohl
(III)
Rita Süssmuth
(b. 1937)
CDU26 September 19855 June 1986 Kohl
(II)
Federal Minister for Youth, Family, Women and Health
Rita Süssmuth
(b. 1937)
CDU6 June 19869 December 1988 Kohl
(IIIII)
Ursula Lehr
(b. 1930)
CDU9 December 198818 January 1991 Kohl
(III)
Federal Minister for Family and Senior Citizens18 January 199117 November 1994 Kohl
(IV)
Hannelore Rönsch
(b. 1942)
CDU
Federal Minister for Women and Youth
Angela Merkel
(b. 1954)
CDU
Federal Minister for Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Claudia Nolte
(b. 1966)
CDU17 November 199426 October 1998 Kohl
(V)
Christine Bergmann
(b. 1939)
SPD27 October 199822 October 2002 Schröder
(I)
Renate Schmidt
(b. 1943)
SPD22 October 200222 November 2005 Schröder
(II)
Ursula von der Leyen
(b. 1958)
CDU22 November 200530 November 2009 Merkel
(I)
Kristina Schröder
(b. 1977)
CDU30 November 200917 December 2013 Merkel
(II)
Manuela Schwesig
(b. 1974)
SPD17 December 20132 June 2017 Merkel
(III)
Katarina Barley
(b. 1968)
SPD2 June 201714 March 2018 Merkel
(III)
Franziska Giffey
(b. 1978)
SPD14 March 2018incumbent Merkel
(IV)

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References

  1. "Bundeshaushalt". www.bundeshaushalt.de. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  2. Franziska Badenschier, Der Spiegel, 2007-07-31. "Körper, Liebe, Doktorspiele": Von der Leyen stoppt umstrittene Aufklärungsbroschüre. (in German) Retrieved 2010-11-20.