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Office for Equal Opportunity & Equality

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Zero Discrimination Day on 01 March

Zero Discrimination Day on 1 March sets an example against all forms of discrimination.

Although the German Grundgesetz and the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) provide legal protection against discrimination, real-life experiences are often different. Zero Discrimination Day was originally launched to draw attention to discrimination against people with HIV and AIDS. It now encompasses all forms of unequal treatment, e.g. on the grounds of gender, sexual identity, origin, disability, religious and political beliefs or age.

If you have experienced discrimination in connection with the university, there are various contact points available to you, such as the Equal Opportunities Officer, the Support Office Sustainability and Diversity, the Psychosocial Counselling Centre and other known counselling services at the university and/or the AGG Counselling and Complaints Office.

The university's AGG guidelines apply to employees, students and third parties.