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Monika GANSEFORTH

politician

German Member of the Bundestag.

Background

GANSEFORTH, Monika was born on December 15, 1940 in Gleiwitz, Upper Silesia.

Education

Girls’ secondary school emphasising modern languages. Peine, Abitur (advanced matriculation examination), 1960. Technical University of Braunschweig, mechanical engineering.

Diploma of Engineering, 1966.

Career

Chairwoman, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Sozialdemokratischer Frauen (AsF, Working Group of Social Democratic Women). Member of district Exec, board, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) in Hannover. Member of town council, Neustadt am Rübenberge, 1976-1986.

Member of Bundestag, party list of Niedersachsen, since 1987. Member, Commission for the Protection of the Earth’s Atmosphere. Development and construction engineer, optical electronic industry, Heidelberg, 196670.

Professor of electronic engineering, special subjects control technology and control engineering. Technical College of Higher Education, Hannover, since 1971, member of Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO, Labour Welfare Organisation). Member of Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW, Trade Union for Education and Science).

Religion

Protestant.

Membership

Clubs: independent women’s movement. Peace groups; Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND, Society for the Environment and the Conservation of Nature).

  • Clubs: independent women’s movement; peace groups; Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND, Society for the Environment and the Conservation of Nature)

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Problems of climate change and promotion of equal rights for women.