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Advising and Support in Cases of Discrimination

Discrimination refers to the disadvantage or disparagement of a person on the basis of actual or ascribed group-specific characteristics. This includes, in particular, discrimination or disparagement on the basis of gender or gender identity, racial ascriptions, ethnic, social or cultural origin, sexual identity, religious affiliation, ideology, age or mental and physical condition. Discrimination can occur through the actions of individuals (individual discrimination), but it can also be present in the case of neutrally-presumed regulations, criteria or procedures (institutional and structural discrimination). In all cases, discrimination is prohibited by law. Harassment is a form of discrimination. This includes sexualized harassment. 

It is the responsibility of all persons with educational, qualification and management duties at the UdK Berlin to follow up on indications of discriminatory behavior and to take appropriate measures to clarify and prevent it. 

For detailed information, options for action, contact and counseling points, see the tiles below.

Contact Points for Discrimination at UdK Berlin

source: AG Critical Diversity

For Students and Employees

Full-time Women’s and Gender Equity representative
Sexualized discrimination, harassment and violence

Part-time Women’s and Gender Equity representatives of the faculties and institutes
Sexualized discrimination, harassment and violence

Support against Discrimination and Violence
Complaints office in accordance with the directive on protection against (sexualized) discrimination, harassment and violence

Complaints office according to § 13 of the General Equal Treatment Act

For Students

Counselling for students with disabilities and chronic diseases
Barrier-free studies

AStA – Department of Social Affairs
Social applications, housing allowance, BAföG, studying with child

AStA – Department for Antidiscrimination (Internal Affairs)
International students, equal opportunities, discrimination

AStA – Department for Antidiscrimination (External Affairs)
International students, equal opportunities, discrimination

AStA - I.D.A.
Intersectionality, Diversity, Anti-discrimination

For Employees (administration, teaching, research)

Person of trust for the severely disabled
Barrier-free working

Company physician
Health protection

Staff Council
Representation of interests of the employees