Committee on Family, Seniors, Women and Youth
The Committee on Family, Seniors, Women and Youth has been a permanent Bundestag committee since it was set up in the 13th electoral term in 1994 . The current chairwoman is the MP Sabine Zimmermann . The committee currently consists of 40 members.
The committee has a leading or advisory role in all bills, motions, reports and EU submissions on the topics that make up its name. One focus is the promotion of children and family as well as the compatibility of family and work. In addition, the focus is also on equality between women and men, enabling older people to live independently and creating fair opportunities for young people despite different social conditions.
The Children's Commission of the German Bundestag was set up as a subcommittee in 1988 specifically for child policy matters . In the 17th electoral term, the Civic Engagement Subcommittee was also set up. a. to contribute to the implementation of the resolutions of the Study Commission on the Future of Civic Engagement .
The name given to the committee before 1994 reflects its change in content and competencies over the years:
- Since 1994: Committee for Family, Seniors, Women and Youth ,
- 1990–1994: Committee on Family and Seniors and Committee on Women and Youth ,
- 1986–1990: Committee on Youth, Family, Women and Health ,
- 1969–1986: Committee on Youth, Family and Health ,
- 1957–1969: Committee on Family and Youth Issues ,
- 1953–1957: Committee on Youth Issues ,
- 1949–1953: Committee on Child Welfare .
Members of the 19th electoral term
The 40 members of the committee consist of 14 members of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group , nine members of the SPD parliamentary group , four members of the left parliamentary group and four members of the Bundestag parliamentary group Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen . The remaining eight seats are occupied by the FDP parliamentary group (four) and the AfD parliamentary group in the German Bundestag (five).
- * Supervisors
- ** Speaker
- Since 2019 Sabine Zimmermann (Die Linke)
- 2014-2018 Paul Lehrieder (CDU / CSU)
- 2009-2013 Sibylle Laurischk (FDP)
- 2002–2009 Kerstin Griese (SPD)
- 1998–2002 Christel Riemann-Hanewinckel (SPD)
- 1994–1998 Edith Niehuis (SPD)
- Bundestag committees of the 17th German Bundestag
- Bundestag committees of the 18th German Bundestag
- Bundestag committees of the 19th German Bundestag
- Federal Ministry of Family Affairs