Center for Intersectional Justice Releases 2020 Narrative Report

2020 Narrative Report.

Published by the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ).

Berlin, April 2021.

Read the full report here. You can also read the German report summary here.

We are pleased to release the Center for Intersectional Justice’s 2020 Narrative Report. The past year presented significant challenges for communities that were already facing structural and systemic racism. No one could have anticipated the scale of the challenges the year could bring. There is now an increased urgency for intersectional change as policymakers, organizations, and communities worldwide face the reality of systemic discrimination. Within this climate, the Center for Intersectional Justice tirelessly engaged communities and organizations, raising awareness and pushing for intersectional equality in policy, dialogue, and action. Some report highlights include:

  • CIJ released two publications on intersectionality and discrimination in Europe;
  • CIJ spoke at over forty advocacy conferences, events and panels raising awareness on intersectional discrimination in Europe;
  • CIJ engaged with key decision and policymakers in European, French, and German institutions, as well as the OECD;
  • CIJ participated in a media campaign on the Berlin Ubahn, as part of Crossmedia's Anniversary celebrations;
  • CIJ continued to provide extensive training and capacity building support to organizations and institutions in Europe, looking to strengthen their approach to intersectionality in practice.

We are grateful for our donors and funders' support, whose commitment to our mission enables our work. We also thank our community and partners who have worked alongside us to strengthen dialogue on intersectional policy in Europe.


The Center for Intersectional Justice is a Berlin-based non-profit organization founded in 2017. We engage in advocacy and policy-oriented research to make anti-discrimination and equality policy more inclusive and address structural inequalities more effectively in Europe. CIJ seeks to influence the public discourse and impact on policy-making through direct advocacy, research and policy advice, and publications on issues related to intersectional discriminations based on race, gender, class and all other systems of oppression which sustain inequality.