Some things are non-negotiable: Germany continues to campaign assiduously for human rights around the world. Indeed, working for human rights is not only a basic tenet of our foreign policy – it is also in Germany’s interests.
The German Government works both at bilateral level and within the framework of international organisations to enhance women’s rights and to foster gender equality.
Children are in a special life situation and are particularly vulnerable in many ways. For this reason, they need special protection.
The German Government opposes any form of discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and has been making every effort to combat discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons.