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The Center for Intersectional Justice is an independent nonprofit organisation based in Berlin dedicated to advancing equality and justice for all by combating intersecting forms of structural inequality and discrimination in Europe.

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Core Values

Intersectional


We believe that all forms of injustices are interconnected and that they should be addressed simultaneously. Social justice can only be achieved if protective laws and policies are truly inclusive and reach everyone. We promote inter- and intra-community solidarity and reject any form of divisive politics.


Transnational


We believe our action achieves its full impact if we address injustices and extend our solidarity beyond borders. The systems of inequality we tackle operate globally and their effects are transnational. OSo is our action must be transnational as well. We promote exchange, learning and unity across Europe and beyond.


Independent


We are an independent non-partisan organisation that is not affiliated with any political party, government entity or religion. We see ourselves as part of a large web of diverse organisations and individuals pursuing the same goal. We value collaboration, dialogue and synergies.


Practical


We directly engage with grassroots communities, practitioners from civil society, governments, and the private sector to inform our work, orient our action and expand our impact. We act strategically and deploy the necessary means to achieve our long-term overall goal.


Audacious


We strive for equality. This entails taking risks and challenging the status quo. We do not shy away from difficult conversations as we believe they can lead to positive change. We commit to engaging in the public debate with integrity and respect.

Why it is important

After decades of anti-discrimination and equality policy, too little progress has been made. This needs to change. There is an urgency to act in the face of current political developments bringing insecurity, further marginalization and an erosion of rights for people affected by systemic discrimination in Europe. All forms of systemic inequality are interconnected, interdependent and mutually reinforcing, and only when they are addressed simultaneously can we achieve long-lasting progress.


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How it started

Systemic inequalities are crippling our European societies. The limitations of existing anti-discrimination and equality policies in European countries should be addressed now. The realisation that our networks are a goldmine of innovative ideas and approaches in the field of social justice prompted the creation of CIJ to intensify connections, strengthen strategies, coordinate action and boost effectiveness when dealing with politically sensitive issues such as systemic inequality and discrimination. We believe that we can achieve much more when we pool our efforts together.

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