The association Academics for Peace – Germany is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and affirms the rights of all of its members to be treated with dignity and respect. Academics for Peace – Germany firmly takes a stance against discrimination, harassment, exploitation, violation of dignity or intimidation. Academics for Peace – Germany is an equal opportunity association, and embraces human and civic liberties, and the struggles against all forms of discrimination based on personal characteristics. Examples of such personal characteristics include, but are not limited to, race, religion, ethnicity, class, physical or mental disability, age, immigration or citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, affectional or sexual orientation, pregnancy, medical condition and/or other characteristics. Making tolerance of discriminatory behavior or submission to it a condition of employment, evaluation, compensation, or advancement is not allowed. No person who reports in good faith a suspected violation will be reprimanded or retaliated against in any way. Academics for Peace – Germany takes allegations of harassment and sexual misconduct very seriously and may take action, including disciplinary action, in response to a complaint. Academics for Peace – Germany expects members and employees to maintain the highest standards of professional and personal conduct, use of information and resources responsibly and avoid conflicts of interest.