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.
Mental health issues are often a controversial issue in most African societies. Those with mental conditions hardly speak out, and families taking care of those people often suffer discrimination. But in Ghana, one man who once suffered from bipolar disorder encourages people to speak about the disease. Isaac Kaledzi visited him in his community in Southern Ghana and tells his story.
Riding on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity and on a strident wave of nationalism, the right-wing Hindu party BJP just won the general elections in India. This win has exacerbated the fears of India's Muslim community, which makes up about 14 percent of India's population. They've faced increasing discrimination and attacks over the past few years and now fear things will only get worse.
This week on World in Progress: In India, Muslims are afraid of more discrimination and attacks after the right-wing Hindu party BJP won the general elections. In New York, Jewish citizens tell a tale of showing their religion openly in times of Trump.