Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Chairwoman, various Commissions on the Improvement of Women's Rights, since 1966. Chairwoman, Family Rights Commission, German Advocates’ Union, since 1975. Chairwoman. German Advocates’ Union, 1977-1983.
Chairwoman, Regional Women's Council, Hamburg, 1990. Senator of Justice Authorities, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Deputy Member of Bundesrat, since 1991.