Discrimination is treatment or consideration of a person based on a category to which the person is perceived to belong. These include age, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, disability and ethnicity.
The United Nations have produced documents addressing discrimination. These include the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in1948, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Parties to the conventions are required to promote, protect, and ensure that all individuals enjoy full equality under the law. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content refering to discrimination.
South Africa has been hailed as the most liberal African country when it comes to gay rights, but there's a dark side to it as discrimination is still rife in the country. There's also a dark side to the South Korean phenomenon of K-pop: As more and more K-pop groups take center stage, so do reports of abuse.
Germany's top labor court has ruled that a doctor was wrongfully dismissed by a Catholic clinic for remarrying. The decision could have major implications for church-run employers and the rights they enjoy in Germany.
South Africa has been hailed as the most liberal African country when it comes to gay rights. The country's democratic post-apartheid constitution decriminalized homosexuality and banned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Today, the South Africa's LGBTQ community is free to do as they please — at least on paper, as Sertan Sanderson reports.
Many of the residents in Germany's largest LGBTQI home have fled homophobic violence and discrimination in the former Soviet Union. Why do some inflict violence upon each other, although they're sharing a common fate?