The Catholic Women's Association of Germany (kfd)
The Catholic Women's Association of Germany (kfd) is Germany's largest Catholic women's organisation with around 450,000 members in 4,000 parishes. It is organised in 21 dioceses all over the country, its headquarters are located in Düsseldorf.
kfd, proud of its long-standing tradition of volunteer commitment, dates back to the year 1856 when the first groups were founded by Christian mothers. Since then, it has been a strong advocator for women's rights, gender equality in church and politics as well as an important element of local social life.
kfd communities in parishes serve as meeting places for their members whose purposes and programmes vary. In general they offer cultural and social activities and - especially in rural areas - have great significance for communal life.