Useful Links

Here you can find helpful links to guidelines and services: 


The Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) informs about the reconciliation of family and work (parental allowance / parental allowance plus, parental leave and childcare).

Please find the detailed Guide on Maternity Leave (German) here.

More information about childcare options (holiday childcare, parent-child-rooms, kindergartens) at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences can be found here.

The Landesinitiative Netzwerk W (German) informs about returning to work.

Advice Centres

The Studierendenwerk Düsseldorf informs about childcare options, social services and pregnancy during studies. 

Available round the clock, 365 days a year and free of charge: the Violence against women support hotline offers victims a way of receiving competent advice securely, anonymously and regardless of disability whenever they need. 

Please note that these external links are often available in German only.