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Логотип CGES

Antidiscrimination and Diversity within the German Police

The research project “Antidiscrimination and Diversity within the German Police” was conducted by Verena Molitor, CGES Bielefeld University and Tatiana Zimenkova, TU Dortmund University. The project deals with minorities (especially sexual minorities), anti-discrimination activism and diversity within the German police. The main points of interest are the exclusion/discrimination of minorities within the police or through the police and, also, the tension between being an (active) member/activist in antidiscrimination work (e.g. LGBTQI activist) and being a state official. The project is based on a qualitative research design and tries to figure out the hidden structures of discrimination. As an outcome in 2017, several presentations and workshops for the police and anti-discrimination organizations were conducted. For example, for the police authorities in Berlin, Hannover and Stuttgart.