Equal Rights Working Group

Equal Rights


#intersectionality #expression #genderidentity #LGBT+ #humanidentity #equity #recognising


The Focus Area of Equal Rights has the aim to acknowledge and tackle discrimination based on gender identity, expression and sexual orientation, promoting equity from an intersectional perspective. The right to equality and non-discrimination is a basic human right, and yet discrimination is present in all spheres of social life, with people having unequal access to rights as a result. People’s lives and their social relations are complex and multi-dimensional, and therefore practices of discrimination and oppression are complex and multidimensional. ‘Intersectionality’ examines different aspects of human identity – such as gender, race and sexual orientation – in interaction with each other, rather than treating these aspects in isolation. Having an intersectional perspective means acknowledging that people cannot be reduced to single categories. By means of this Focus Area, AEGEE aims to tackle forms of discrimination based on gender identity, expression and sexual orientation in combination with other forms of discrimination, thereby recognizing the complexity of social inequalities.


Objectives for 2018-2019

  1. Organise activities in at least 60 different locals on diversity, inclusion and/or discrimination, with at least 50% focused on gender or LGBT+ from an intersectional perspective.
  2. Develop a diversity toolkit and have a pilot in 5 locals.
  3. Assure the accessibility to and the inclusivity of AEGEE events, of at least 5 European events, for people with disabilities.
  4. Organise at least 50 local activities on the topic of sexual harassment or consent.


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