Diversity

Anti-Discrimination Counselling

The anti-discrimination counselling offers you a safe environment in which to speak about your experiences of discrimination. The session is confidential and can be anonymous if you like. It can take place on or off campus. The counselling focuses on the perspectives of the person seeking advice.

If you have experienced or witnessed discrimination, you are welcome to make an appointment to speak to me about it, either by e-mail or telephone. If you aren’t sure whether the anti-discrimination counselling is appropriate for your circumstances, please contact me to find out.


Counselling services


• Counselling for members of the university who have experienced or witnessed discrimination
• Assistance with organising and providing empowering measures
• Further reference to suitable counsellors at and outside the university
• Information and raising awareness of (multiple) discrimination and good practices for diversity
You can download the counselling flyer (in German and English) as a barrier-free PDF here: Antidiskriminierungsberatung/ Anti-discrimination Counselling.

What is discrimination?


Discrimination is the unequal treatment of someone based on ascriptions or a (perceived) membership of a social group. The crucial issue when deciding whether someone has been discriminated against is not the intention or motivation, but the outcome of the behaviour or actions. People can be discriminated against directly in interaction with others or indirectly by apparently neutral procedures, regulations, practices or criteria. Discrimination is also when equal performance is treated differently or when people with unequal prerequisites are treated the same.

 

How can I prevent discrimination?

 

If you are uncertain whether one of your projects or regular practices may discriminate against others, feel free to ask me or contact the anti-discrimination office for the state of Schleswig-Holstein.