SOLWODI stands for "SOLidarity with WOmen in DIstress". The foundation for this international human rights association was laid in Mombasa (Kenya) in 1985 by Sr. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Lea Ackermann. SOLWODI operates 19 specialised counselling centers and seven sheltered housings in Germany for migrant women in distress. SOLWODI Deutschland e.V. offers holistic psycho-social care and advice, sheltered housing, referrals to legal and medical help as well as support in voluntary returns to the clients' countries of origin.