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Johanna DOHNAL

Johanna DOHNAL, Austrian Federal Minister for Women's Affairs in the Federal Chancellery.


  • DOHNAL, Johanna was born on February 14, 1939 in Vienna, Austria.

  • Career

    • Member, Wiener Kinderfreunde (Vienna Children's Friends). Member, Vienna 14th Municipal District Council, 1969-1979. Member, Vienna Provincial Government and Municipal Council, 1973-1979.

      Vienna Sozialistische Partei Österreichs (Socialist Party of Austria) Executive Official dealing with Women's Affairs, 1972-1979. State Secretary, Federal Chancellery, 1979-1990. Federal Minister for Women's Affairs, Federal Chancellery, since 1990.

      Set up a visitors’ service for lonely elderly people. Co-founder of Vienna Frauhaus (Women’s House), help and refuge centre for maltreated women. Apprentice clerk in industrial firm before entering politics.


    Party affiliation: Socialist Party of Austria



    Women’s problems, questions of family policy, consumer protection.

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    Born February 14, 1939