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
Formed 1953 as the Bundesministerium für Familienfragen
Jurisdiction Government of Germany
Headquarters Alexanderstrasse 3
10178 Berlin
Minister responsible Manuela Schwesig, Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Agency executives Elke Ferner, Parliamentary secretary of state
Caren Marks, Cilvil Servant
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 Manuela Schwesig of the SPD.

History[edit]

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 1961-created Federal Ministry for Health (Bundesministerium für Gesundheit), 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 combined into the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend).

The Ministry was highlighted in 2007 when the contents of one of the leaflets it distributed was claimed to encourage sexual massage between parents and their children.[1] The booklets were removed from circulation when the matter became national news.

Federal Ministers[edit]

Political Party:       CDU       SPD

Name
(Born-Died)
Party Term of Office Chancellor
(Cabinet)
Federal Minister for Family Affairs
Franz-Josef Wuermeling
(1900–1986)
CDU 20 October 1953 29 October 1957 Adenauer
(II)
Federal Minister for Family and Youth Affairs
Franz-Josef Wuermeling
(1900–1986)
CDU 29 October 1957 13 December 1962 Adenauer
(III • IV)
Bruno Heck
(1917–1989)
CDU 14 December 1962 11 October 1963 Adenauer
(V)
Federal Minister for Family and Youth
Bruno Heck
(1917–1989)
CDU 17 October 1963 2 October 1968 Erhard (I • II)
Kiesinger (I)
Aenne Brauksiepe
(1912–1997)
CDU 16 October 1968 21 October 1969 Kiesinger
(I)
Federal Minister for Youth, Family and Health
Käte Strobel
(1907–1996)
SPD 22 October 1969 15 December 1972 Brandt
(I)
Katharina Focke
(b. 1922)
SPD 15 December 1972 14 December 1976 Brandt (II)
Schmidt (I)
Antje Huber
(b. 1924)
SPD 16 December 1976 28 April 1982 Schmidt
(II • III)
Anke Fuchs
(b. 1937)
SPD 28 April 1982 1 October 1982 Schmidt
(III)
Heiner Geißler
(b. 1930)
CDU 4 October 1982 26 September 1985 Kohl
(III)
Rita Süssmuth
(b. 1937)
CDU 26 September 1985 5 June 1986 Kohl
(II)
Federal Minister for Youth, Family, Women and Health
Rita Süssmuth
(b. 1937)
CDU 6 June 1986 9 December 1988 Kohl
(IIIII)
Ursula Lehr
(b. 1930)
CDU 9 December 1988 18 January 1991 Kohl
(III)
Fed.Min. for Family and Senior Citizens 18 January 1991 17 November 1994 Kohl
(IV)
Hannelore Rönsch
(b. 1942)
CDU
Fed.Min. for Women and Youth
Angela Merkel
(b. 1954)
CDU
Federal Minister for Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Claudia Nolte
(b. 1966)
CDU 17 November 1994 26 October 1998 Kohl
(V)
Christine Bergmann
(b. 1939)
SPD 27 October 1998 22 October 2002 Schröder
(I)
Renate Schmidt
(b. 1943)
SPD 22 October 2002 22 November 2005 Schröder
(II)
Ursula von der Leyen
(b. 1958)
CDU 22 November 2005 30 November 2009 Merkel
(I)
Kristina Schröder
(b. 1977)
CDU 30 November 2009 17 December 2013 Merkel
(II)
Manuela Schwesig
(b. 1974)
SPD 17 December 2013 Incumbent Merkel
(III)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Franziska Badenschier, Der Spiegel, 2007-07-31. "Körper, Liebe, Doktorspiele": Von der Leyen stoppt umstrittene Aufklärungsbroschüre. (German) Retrieved 2010-11-20.

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