Wiesbaden (dpa/lhe) – According to Prime Minister Boris Rhein (CDU), women affected by violence need more support from society. It fills him with concern that “about every fourth woman in Germany has already been a victim of violence,” said the CDU politician on Tuesday on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Wednesday. “Protecting women from violence is a joint task that we must continue to face up to in the future,” said the head of government.

Social Affairs Minister Kai Klose (Greens) pointed out that affected women with poor German language skills and deaf women have improved access to support and protection services. “With this funding program, we are further strengthening the support for women in Hesse who are particularly vulnerable and affected by violence,” said the minister.

International Women’s Day, also known as International Women’s Day, is celebrated every year on March 8th. It was created before the First World War as an initiative for equal rights for women. March 8th has been a public holiday in Berlin since 2019.