Affirmative action boosting up (DVO) are measures to offset inequalities and disadvantages that are often historically rooted and need a special and proactive approach. These inequalities arise from racial or ethnic origin, membership of a national minority or ethnic group, gender or sex, age or disability. They serve to eliminate discrimination against specific groups of people.
They aim to create equality in access to employment, education, health care and housing. They are limited in time. The beginning, the adoption of Affirmative action boosting up, is conditioned by the occurrence of discrimination.