We are still at the very beginning in Germany.
of our income can be statistically explained by our origin. In the case of educational success around 50%.
of the people living in Germany confirm: There is racism in Germany, every 5th person was already affected.
have already experienced exclusion or loss of contact at work because of being trans.
about 50%
of queer pupils in Germany have experienced mobbing during school.
more time on average is spent daily by women on unpaid care work.
of immigrant professionals leave Germany again because of experiences with racism and discrimination.
of the next generation of business leaders are women. At senior level, their share is cut in half.
less is earned on average by mothers with one child over the course of their lives than by women without children. If they have three or more children, the figure is as high as almost 70%.
2 zu 1
is the ratio of men to women in film and television. The few female cartoon characters are "supersexualized."
of the requests for advice to the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency relates to the characteristic age.
of all apartments and single-family houses in Germany are not even close to being barrier-free.
more cases of discrimination were reported in Germany in 2020 compared to the previous year.
We want a diverse society across all levels and sectors of society with fair representation, equal rights and genuine freedom of choice - for all.

Only a diverse society is equipped to master the challenges of today and remain viable in the long term: Diverse teams are more successful – in companies as well as in science and politics. According to McKinsey, 50% of the predicted shortage of skilled workers in Germany could be cushioned by diversity in companies. To achieve this, we need to change as a society and initiate a rethink across the board.

Our Focus

We focus on breaking through prejudices and traditional role models, educating and encouraging people to reflect, act and participate through inspiring stories and projects. We advocate for more diversity, equal opportunities and inclusion in Germany. Because only as a diverse society can we master the massive challenges of the coming years. To do this, we need a shift in awareness that can trigger further change.

With MoreDiversity, we want to be an impetus for this change: As a non-profit organization and movement, we educate about diversity, equal opportunities and inclusion by presenting people, projects and initiatives that are already working for a more diverse society.

Change comes about through reflection and action. Every single step counts, because change needs all of us. Together, we are breaking through traditional role models and prejudices – from the daycare center to the boardroom, from the individual to politics and companies. We want to initiate and support a rethink at all levels.

Every Step Counts, Get Involved Now!

Read our 6 approaches for more diversity, equality and inclusion in business, politics, the school system and in everyday life and learn how you can integrate them into your environment.

MoreDiversity Glossar


Age, skin color, gender, ethnic origin, religion, worldview, sexual orientation, physical or mental abilities, marital status, language, appearance, ideas, attitudes, personality and values: all these are identity characteristics that distinguish us from one another or that we have in common. Diversity means noticing and appreciating these differences and similarities—and questioning the power relations behind them. These “markers” still determine our opportunities and possibilities in society: men have it easier than women in many areas, and people without disabilities are given preference over people with disabilities.


Equity means that everyone is supported in such a way that they have the same opportunities in the end. For education, for example, this means that it is the task of daycare centers and schools to even out educational differences between children from privileged and disadvantaged families. It is not enough to offer everyone the same opportunities. Children from disadvantaged backgrounds need more support if they are to have the same opportunities later on. In an application process, the personnel manager should take into account that, depending on their background, not all applicants have mastered the desired codes.


Inclusion means “being included”; for example, people with disabilities are to be included in society, or employees are to be included in the decisions of a company. The term aims to create a society or environment in which every person or group feels welcome, respected, supported and fully involved. It is about successfully implementing diversity by creating a culture of psychological safety and belonging.


Gender, origin, age, class, disability and much more: people are discriminated against on the basis of various social characteristics and often different forms of discrimination work together: A black woman, for example, faces disadvantages not only because of her skin color, but also because of her gender. She thus has a completely different experience than a white woman without an immigrant background. This phenomenon is described as intersectionality.