Dear friends of BUG, dear supporters of equal treatment work,
In light of the upcoming end of the year we would like to look back and assess how far we have come with our work in this difficult year.
Despite all the adversities, we continued to work on a case of religious discrimination in 2020. We have now won it in the last instance of appeal in November. In addition, in 2020 we started working on some new cases on grounds of discrimination against trans people in access to goods and services, some of which were already ruled in our plaintiff's favour. With regard to the tackling of racial profiling, we have now successfully closed all complaints - with the exception of one case in Saarland. Unfortunately, the Ministry of the Interior is not responding to our proposals to develop its internal administrative rules to improve police practices. But the political debates on right-wing extremism and racism have set things in motion. Perhaps this also has an impact on the police.
We would like to thank everyone who supported the work of BUG.
As every year, BUG would like to invite you to send a donation to the organization so that we can continue our work.
IBAN: DE36 1004 0000 0230 4087 00
SWIFT / BIC: COBADEFFXXX
We will be happy to send a donation receipt to the donor, provided that we receive the contact details.
In addition, a (regular) donation via betterplace.org or support by means of the mobile operator GOOOD is possible.
We would be happy if you passed this call on to friends and other people you may know that consider anti-discrimination work as worthy of support. Here we provide further information on how to support us.
We wish everyone peaceful days at the turn of the year and look forward to actively advocating equal treatment again in the coming year.
Yours truly and with kind regards,
Vera Egenberger (voluntary managing director)