Equality Diversity and Rights

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Equality Diversity and Rights

Equality: the concept of equality is to treat everyone fairly no matter whom or what they are, and if a person wants to be treated equally and fairly than you must also do the same to other people and  can get the respect back. In order to learn about other people’s culture and belief, you will need to listen and watch what other people say and do and a person’s own culture and beliefs may feel challenged when they realise that different beliefs  exists.

Diversity:  The concept of diversity includes acceptance and respect, it also means understanding that each individual is unique and recognizing the individual differences.  These can be along the feature of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religious beliefs. It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.

Rights: the concepts of rights tell us that every lining human being has their own rights and this concludes in the human rights act. The human rights act was made to protect people from getting hurt and having the right to live. These are some of the human act to protect people:

Discrimination is the unfair treatment of a person due to prejudice, stereotyping and being judgemental. In our society not everyone is perfect and one way or another they will discriminate someone or be discriminated against. Discrimination comes in all kinds of forms such as gender, appearances, disability, race, age, gender etc. There are two types of discrimination which are direct discrimination and indirect discrimination. Direct discrimination is where someone makes no effort to keep discrimination hidden and can be show in different ways such as through  gender, appearances, disability, an example would be neglecting a student from a group interaction due to their ethnic background. Indirect is where someone is treated in the same way as someone else but they have special needs that need to be considered an example: a disabled person may need access to a building however treating them in the same as able bodied people could prevent them from accessing the same facilities. This would therefore be discriminatory.

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The potential effects of discriminatory practice on the service user would depend on an individual, as of how strong they are or how weak. When people are not treated in an equal way this can have a serious effect on their lives some of these are: loss of confidence, stress, anger, anxiety, depression and poor self-concept. If these effects are serious then it could make the person feel worthless and commit suicide.

Case study- Discrimination

Gender: are a socially constructed men and women, they are not the same sex.

Jobs available: they might give the job to someone younger ...

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