Reem Alabali- Radovan has been appointed as Federal Government Commissioner for anti-racism by the cabinet of Germany.
She is the first ever commissioner to hold the tittle. The new post was created by the traffic light coalition government consisting of the SPD , Greens and FDP in their coalition agreement.
Alabali-Radovan in her new role hopes to achieve a diversity strategy for the federal administration. While giving out her speech, she said ” My goal is that the diversity of our society is also reflected in the federal ministries and federal authorities.” She further explained how racism is a crime against humanity and those affected suffer physically and psychologically.
The new commissioner wants to coordinate the federal governments diverse measures against racism across departments to develop a national action plan against racism. She also plans to promote new projects for more prevention , educational work and research in order to strengthen civil society throughout Germany in the fight against racism.
Parliamentary Secretary of the SPD parliamentary group, Katja Mast said ” the fight against racism and discrimination in all its manifestations – is a top priority for us and its anchored directly in the chancellor’s office” He also said that he was sure that Reem Alabali – Radovan will tackle the task with a clear attitude and the necessary drive.