What is discrimination? 

Discrimination is the less favourable treatment of people based on grounds as race, ethnic origin, gender, age, religion or belief. 

Experience of discrimination can be diverse, ranging from small everyday remarks to criminal offences. They may include prejudice, disparagement, microaggressions, entry barriers or violence. 

Discrimination is prohibited in Germany. The General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz) is the central set of regulations for protection against discrimination. It defines what is meant by discrimination.  


You have become a victim of discrimination and would like to make a stand against this? We will support and advise you on how to proceed.  

Our counselling complies with the standards of the advd (Antidiscrimination Associaton of Germany) 

  • We listen to you 

  • We are on your side 

  • We inform you about your rights 

  • We develop a strategy of action  together 

  • We support you in standing up for your rights 

  • We follow a horizontal approach and thereby consider all personal features to be equally worth protecting 

  • The counselling is confidential 

  • The counselling is free of charge 

Accessibility: Our rooms are located in the city centre of Braunschweig, at Schuhstraße 24, 4th floor. Unfortunately, the rooms are not accessible for wheelchairs. If necessary and after prior appointment, the counselling can take place in other barrier-free rooms.  


Do you need an interpreter for a counselling appointment? Just contact us.

Antidiskriminierungsstelle Braunschweig 

Schuhstr. 24 

38100 Braunschweig 

Telephone: 0160 4824495 


You would like to report a case of discrimination? 

Here you will find our reporting form. 

Here you can find the declaration of consent for the processing of personal data.