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Concluding Observations, CEDAW/DEU/CO/6, 12 February 2009: Germany

5. The Committee commends the State party for the adoption of the General Equal Treatment Act of 18 August 2006 aimed at preventing and eliminating dicrimination, as well as of harassment and sexual harassment.[1]

61. The Committee notes with satisfaction the cooperation of the State party with civil society organizations, particularly women’s organizations, which is mostly achieved through Government cooperation with such organizations on specific programmes and projects. The Committee regrets, however, that the call for dialogue by non-governmental organizations of intersexual and transsexual people has not been favourably entertained by the State party.

62. The Committee requests the State party to enter into dialogue with non-governmental organizations of intersexual and transsexual people in order to better understand their claims and to take effective action to protect their human rights.

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  1. 1. The purpose of this Act is to prevent or to stop discrimination on the grounds of race or ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. See section 1 of this Act, online resources of the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency,