Veronika Pernsteiner

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Veronika Pernsteiner (* around 1960 ) is an Austrian women's functionary and former chairwoman of the Catholic women's movement in Austria .

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Pernsteiner is the mother of two adult children and lives in Feldkirchen an der Donau . After graduating from commercial school, she worked at the counter in the Sparkasse Oberösterreich from 1977 to 2004 , then took care of her mother on hospice leave and then worked in public relations for the Catholic Educational Institute of the Diocese of Linz.

For the organization of Chernobyl - children's recovery campaigns , in which about 500 children from the contaminated area spent time in Austria, she was awarded the human rights award of the state of Upper Austria in 2011 . In 2009 she completed the master’s course “Intercultural Studies” at the University of Salzburg.

Her involvement in the Catholic women's movement began in 1992 in her home parish in Feldkirchen. In 2012 she was elected as deputy chairwoman of the Catholic women's movement in Austria, has since led its most important project, the Family Fast Day campaign, and in 2015 took over the chairmanship of Austria's largest women's organization with around 170,000 members from Barbara Haas .


Individual evidence

  1. Roswitha Fitzinger: Veronika Pernsteiner: One who knows how to build bridges , in: Oberösterreichische Nachrichten of December 13, 2011, queried on April 29, 2015
  2. Catholic women's movement elects new chairperson , in: Kathweb, Katholische Presseagentur Österreich ( Memento from April 29, 2015 in the web archive ) queried on April 29, 2015