Project Multiversity (Event)

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The “Project Multiversity – White Paper on multiple and intersectional discrimination” has recently been presented. Its main goal is to build a scientifically grounded recommendation, based on multidisciplinary knowledge, to level and harmonise anti-discrimination protections in Portugal, with consideration for sequential, additive, and intersectional multiple discrimination.

“In this work, in which Law benefits from contributions from other Social Sciences, such as Economics, Sociology and Anthropology, resulting from fieldwork to collect a range of data on which we will build public policy recommendations that are intended to be accurate and effective, the aim is to have a real impact on people’s lives, enabling legal and at the same time social change. Fragmented responses to different types of discrimination may not allow for adequate protection for those at the intersections of different categories of discrimination. We will therefore analyse the Portuguese legislation, and examples of comprehensive anti-discrimination laws from different countries, and we will also listen to NGOs and governmental bodies working on each form of discrimination in Portugal, in search of the best way for the law to protect everyone“, says Margarida Lima Rego, Director of NOVA School of Law, and Coordinator of the project.

For the development of the project, which will last 18 months, the anti-discrimination legal and institutional frameworks in different countries (Germany, Sweden, Greece, and Norway) will be analysed, with a particularly detailed analysis of the Norwegian experience, through the partnership with Egalia.
Period1 Sept 202229 Feb 2024
Event titleProject Multiversity: White Book on Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination
Event typeOther
LocationPortugalShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • white book
  • non-discriminatiom
  • multiple discrimination
  • intersectional discrimination
  • SDG 5
  • SDG 10