One of the most prevalent types of human rights abuses and breaches is discrimination, in all of its manifestations and forms. Every day, it has an impact on millions of individuals and is one of the hardest to recognize.
Discrimination occurs when people are treated less favorably than other people in a comparable situation only because they belong, or are perceived to belong to a certain group or category of people. People may be discriminated against because of their age, disability, ethnicity, origin, political belief, race, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, language, culture, and on many other grounds.
Discrimination, which is often the result of prejudices people hold, makes people powerless, impedes them from becoming active citizens, restricts them from developing their skills, and, in many situations, from accessing work, health services, education, or accommodation. Read the full story here ▶