abz*austria is a non-profit women’s organisation that has been devoted to the equality of men and women on the Austrian labour market ever since it was founded in 1992. abz*austria has approximately 140 employees, whose work is divided amongst 5 areas of specialisation, in which they develop solutions to issues such as “Gender Mainstreaming and Diversity Management”, “Reconciliation Work.Family.Private Life”, “Work.Youth.Age”, “Lifelong Learning” and “Work.Migration.Mobility”.
In addition to its work with and for women, abz*austria also offers its services as a cooperation partner to companies and decision-makers from the world of politics.
abz*austria is financed exclusively by contracting on projects with the Austrian Labour Market Service “AMS”, the Austrian Länder, the Austrian federal government and the government of the EU, as well as with private industry.
“In our engagement we are really satisfied when we see that gender equality has been achieved and that it is seen as a necessity for democracy and sustainable development.”
“This is how we achieved change:
…by empowering women and men and giving them options for action and opportunities for education,
…by acting as an interface between women, men, education, private businesses and decision-makers in politics,
…by regularly adapting to work-life challenges which makes our continuance and success possible,
…by focusing on our fields of competence: Gender Mainstreaming and Diversity Management, Reconciliation of Work.Family.Private Life, Work.Youth.Age, Lifelong Learning as well as Work.Migration.Mobility.”