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GERMANY - Campaign in support of a non-discrimination society

August 7th 2014

Description

FADA supports 10 local counselling networks and intensifies their networking with FADA on the one hand and networking between individual counselling centers on the other hand. FADA launched a ’Coalition against Discrimination’ with the Laender and local governments.

Duty bearers targeted, and their specific obligations (if any)

FADA targeted the Federal Laender, the local authorities and non-governmental organizations.

Main objective of the project

In coordination with the Federal Laender, the local authorities and non-governmental organizations, FADA’s aim was for persons affected by discrimination to be able to get quick and competent support.

Tools

FADA gave trainings for the 10 local counseling networks and provided them with information on how to handle public relations for their networks. A sustainable support of affected persons and the combat of discrimination also requires a strong commitment at Land and local government level. That’s why FADA thinks it is important to enhance the co-operation with the Laender and local governments.

Key achievements

Subsequent to Berlin, Hamburg, Brandenburg and Bremen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Thueringen, Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Baden-Wuerttemberg have joined the ‘Coalition’. They have signed the declaration of intent entitled ’Campaign in Support of a Non-Discriminatory Society’. This agreement aims at organising joint efforts against discrimination, supporting local contact points and counselling centres and ensuring that the protection against discrimination will be enshrined in the policy of all sectors.

Key challenges

FADA couldn’t get all the Laender to join the ‘Coalition’ against discrimination and is still working on that.