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 (BMfFSFJ)
BMfFSFJ Logo.svg
Agency overview
Formed1953 as the Bundesministerium für Familienfragen
JurisdictionGovernment of Germany
HeadquartersAlexanderstrasse 3
10178 Berlin
Minister responsibleMs. Kristina Schröder, Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Agency executivesHermann Kues, Parliamentary secretary of state
Gerd Hoofe, Cilvil Servant
Website
http://www.bmfsfj.de
 
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Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (BMfFSFJ)
BMfFSFJ Logo.svg
Agency overview
Formed1953 as the Bundesministerium für Familienfragen
JurisdictionGovernment of Germany
HeadquartersAlexanderstrasse 3
10178 Berlin
Minister responsibleMs. Kristina Schröder, Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Agency executivesHermann Kues, Parliamentary secretary of state
Gerd Hoofe, 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 Kristina Schröder of the CDU.

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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 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 (now the Federal Ministry for Health and Social Security, Bundesministerium für Gesundheit und Soziale Sicherung). 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

References

  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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