strategy

Eliminating discrimination

Synonyms:
Combatting discrimination
Defending equal rights
Reducing discrimination
Fighting against discrimination
Doing anti-discrimination work
Promoting non-discrimination
Description:
Defending the rights of people to equal treatment under the law. Following up the implementation of equal rights legislation and directing the attention of relevant authorities to the gaps between the laws and their application.
Context:
The rise in xenophobia and new forms of racial and ethnic discrimination, including "ethnic cleansing", and in reported attacks on migrant workers, immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees are matters of serious concern.
Implementation:
UNESCO's programme includes the following: preventing discrimination based on racial, national and ethnic origin, religion or belief, or any other grounds, and discrimination against minorities.

According to UNITED for Intercultural Action, anti-discrimination work is, quite simply, the work that organizations undertake for and with the people that suffer discrimination. It is also the work that is done before the actual discrimination takes place, especially community work. (1) The most important principle of anti-discrimination work is to respect the wishes of victims and their families. You should not assume that you know what is best for them. You can tell people what their options and choices ar but let them tell you what they think should be done. (2) The second principle is that you should know what is going on. You should be informed of both possibilities and dangers. going into an unknown situation can be dangerous. be safe, be informed. (3) The third principle is cooperation, on all levels. You can be more effective when you work with local, national and international contacts. They can help you with their experiences, help you put pressure on authorities, [etc].

The [Treaty of Amsterdam] (1977) restates the principle of non-discrimination in stronger terms, adding two new provisions to the [EC Treaty]. The aim of this principle is to ensure equality of treatment for individuals irrespective of nationality, sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. Article 12 of the [EC Treaty] (former Article 6) outlaws any discrimination on the grounds of nationality. Under the [Treaty of Amsterdam] a new Article 13 has been written into the [EC Treaty] to reinforce the guarantee of non-discrimination laid down in the Treaties and extend it to the other cases cited above.

Claim:
1. Human rights education and the creation of a climate of tolerance and understanding between different communities should play a significant role in combatting discrimination. In this context, the different cultures, which constitute a common heritage of all, have an important role to play. Cultural multiplicity must be perceived as a means of enriching human values and strengthening human rights standards and not as an opposition to the universality of these rights. Sensitivity training in the early school years and the broader based community action programmes are important tools to achieve this objective.

Consideration should also be given to setting up community relations commissions not only in areas where tensions have actually emerged but also as a general mechanism in all communities. Such commissions could reinforce existing inter-group understanding and identify at an early stage the seeds of future tension so as to act preventatively. The participation of vulnerable groups in the elaboration of national and local plans of action is also crucial as a tangible recognition of their dignity and of the principle of equality.

2. One of the worst consequences of being a victim of discrimination is the feeling isolation. It seems that no one cares.

Narrower:
Reducing price discrimination
Reducing class discrimination
Reducing ethnic discrimination
Reducing gender discrimination
Reducing social discrimination
Reducing genetic discrimination
Reducing passive discrimination
Reducing positive discrimination
Reducing temporal discrimination
Reducing cultural discrimination
Reducing economic discrimination
Reducing legalized discrimination
Reducing religious discrimination
Reducing lifestyle discrimination
Reducing discrimination in housing
Reducing inequality before the law
Reducing discrimination against men
Reducing discrimination in politics
Reducing intellectual discrimination
Reducing professional discrimination
Reducing discrimination in education
Reducing discrimination against youth
Combating discrimination in employment
Reducing discrimination against elders
Reducing discrimination against elders
Reducing discrimination against the ill
Eliminating discrimination against women
Reducing financial security requirements
Reducing discrimination against eugenics
Reducing flag discrimination in shipping
Reducing denial of equal property rights
Reducing discrimination in public services
Reducing discrimination against foreigners
Reducing discrimination in social services
Reducing discrimination against minorities
Reducing discrimination against ugly people
Reducing discrimination against prostitutes
Reducing discrimination against trade unions
Reducing discrimination against the disabled
Reducing discrimination against tissue donors
Reducing discrimination against left-handedness
Reducing ideological discrimination in politics
Reducing sexually discriminating job terminology
Reducing discrimination in access to eternal life
Reducing discrimination against foreign companies
Reducing discrimination on the grounds of language
Reducing discrimination against unattractive animals
Reducing policy discrimination against country areas
Reducing discrimination against immigrants and aliens
Reducing discrimination against illegitimate children
Reducing discrimination against indigenous populations
Reducing sexual discrimination in contraceptive methods
Reducing property and occupational discrimination in politics
Reducing tax discrimination against non-residents of a country
Reducing discrimination against non-members of professional bodies
Reducing tax discrimination against investment in a foreign country
Reducing discrimination under the generalized system of preferences
Delivering quality health services to ethnically diverse populations
Reducing discriminatory use of medical resources to heal the privileged
Type Classification:
B: Basic universal strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth