Diversity means the state or fact of being diverse.
For society to respect diversity it recognises and respects differences, it welcomes and encourages the differences and variety that individuals and groups have to offer.
Equality means the state or quality of being equal.
To treat everyone fairly and respect their human rights, to give all people equal opportunities, fair access to jobs, training, goods and services as well as certain legal rights.
Inclusion is the act of including or the state of being included. Everybody is part of society and being treated fairly, it promotes access to opportunities and supports all people to participate, it is anti-discriminatory and works in partnership with equality and diversity.
Direct discrimination means treating a person or group of people less favou rably than others who are in the same, or similar, circumstances because of their age, gender, race or some other characteristic.
Indirect discrimination occurs when a set of requirements or conditions is applied equally to all people but results in less favourable treatment of certain individuals, or groups, as they find it more difficult, or impossible, to comply or achieve.
Generalisations and stereotyping can influence discrimination because it can result in all people being treated the same, for example that all people with a particular disability are the same, it helps to perpetuate people’s pre-conceived ideas & beliefs about a person or particular group of people, judgements & opinions are formed, often not based on fact or experience, it doesn’t acknowledge the uniqueness of all people or treat them with dignity or respect.
The people I support may experience many different types, and levels, of discrimination and inequality. Someone may assume that an individual isn’t able to make their own decision as to what they would like to eat and so ask myself instead of the individual. A taxi driver may ask me where the service...