Country / Region profile of: Germany

Although gender mainstreaming programmes exist in the German Government, women in Germany still do not enjoy equal pay and career opportunities with men. They also remain a minority in decision-making positions. As a member of NATO, Germany is currently involved in its military operations. Germany ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1985 and is ranked 12 out of 144 listed countries in the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). Germany ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 2 April 2014. In 2017, $ 44,4 bln was spent by Germany on its military. In October 2015, Germany also expressed its commitment to continue pushing for the political empowerment of women and providing adequate capacity-building and incentives. In 2017, Germany adopted its second-generation National Action Plan for the period 2017-2020. WILPF Germany, otherwise known as Internationale Frauenliga für Frieden und Freiheit (IFFF), remains active today, questioning decisions concerning the arms race and women’s political power worldwide, as well as the implementation of UN Resolution 1325. 

"[The issue of violence and inequality against women] is not a private thing, it's not a problem of a few, it's a problem of a whole society. Being in public is important because it's our responsibility, it's your responsibility, it's everyone's responsibility." - Irmgard Kopetzky


$ 44,329,300,000
Military expenditure
Germany spends USD$44,329,300,000 on the military, including armed forces and peacekeeping forces, defence ministries, paramilitary forces, and military space activities.
Sexual violence and domestic abuse survivor support
This amount could fund millions of hours of psychotherapy for survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse.
NAP 1325
The Germany NAP does not include an allocated or estimated budget and there are no other financial resource consideration references within the NAP.
WPS commitments
Germany made no specific financial commitments on Women, Peace and Security in 2017.