Frequently Asked Questions
WHY DO YOU CAMPAIGN FOR THE RIGHTS OF Human rights equality?
Everyday, human rights equality around the world face violence and discrimination. 1 out of 3 persons will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, regardless of race, gender and disability. Violence, harmful cultural practices and systemic inequalities violate their human rights and prevent them from reaching their potentials.
This kind of inequality is bad for human equality, regarless of race, gender and disability: research shows that race are treated unfairly, there is more societal conflict and less economic stability.
What is equality?
Society is made up of a wide spectrum of people. There are many differences and these differences can create connections with one another and they can also put certain groups at a disadvantage. This is global discrimination. Global discrimination can mean to individuals and whole groups that are denied opportunities and treated differently and unfairly based on certain characteristics. BlueFindle Movement Equality seeks to ensure that this does not happen.neighborhoods. This doesn’t mean that your Realtor cannot provide you with tips to help you choose the right neighborhood when buying a home.
What do we mean by the word ‘equality’?
There is no single definition of equality and everyone will have their own personal interpretation of what it means to them. The right to fair treatment is underpinned by the Equality Act 2010. The Act entitles us all – as students, employees and users of services – to be treated fairly and not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of our age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Does equality mean treating everyone the same?
Yes and no. Yes in the sense that everyone should be treated fairly regardless of their race or gender or any other protected characteristic. For example, treating someone with a disability ‘the same as everyone else’ and not taking into account the impact of their disability on how they do their job or undertake their studies would not be fair treatment. In circumstances like this, treating everyone the same can place people with particular needs and circumstances at a disadvantage and is likely to be discriminatory. Sometimes we do need to treat people differently to create a ‘level playing field’ and enable them to participate on equal terms with everyone else.
What is the Equality Act 2010?
Pre 2010 there were different Acts for different groups – for example, Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Race Relations Act 1976, Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The Equality Act 2010 simplified the previous laws and put them together in one piece of legislation. It also makes the law stronger in some areas. Depending on the circumstances, the new Act may provide further protection for members of staff.
WHAT DOES EQUALITY NOW DO?
At Equality now we use the power of the law to dismantle deep rooted discrimination regardless of race, ethnicity and disability status and build a just world for everyone else.
Our global network of movements and supporters have held governments responsible for ending legal inequality, regardless of race, ethnicity and disability status towards violence & harmful practices.
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What is gender equality?
Gender equality refers to the right of women and men and boys and girls to have the same opportunities for the achievement of important goals in society such as education, employment and income and to contribute to political, social, and cultural development at all levels. Gender equality does not mean that women and men will become the same; rather it is about equal opportunities and rights for all. Therefore, the aim of gender equality is for society to equally value the similarities and the differences of men and women, and the roles they play.
How is discrimination defined in the Gender Equality Law, 2011?
A person discriminates against another person by any distinction, exclusion or preference that has the intent or effect of putting a person or group at a disadvantage of opportunity in their employment or occupation. Sex discrimination and gender discrimination refer to an adverse action or making a distinction in favor of or against a person that would not have occurred had the person been of a different sex or displayed different gender characteristics. Additionally, any act, practice or policy that directly or indirectly results in discrimination against a person is an act of discrimination regardless of whether or not the person intended to discriminate.
What is disability discrimination?
Disability discrimination is when you are treated less well or put at a disadvantage for a reason that relates to your disability in one of the situations covered by the Equality Act. The treatment could be a one-off action, the application of a rule or policy or the existence of physical or communication barriers which make accessing something difficult or impossible. The discrimination does not have to be intentional to be unlawful.
What is a "day of disability?"
A “day of disability” is one on which the employee was prevented from performing work because of disability and for which he/she has not received regular wages or remuneration.
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