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.
A new study has revealed that one out of three adolescent girls from the poorest households around the world has never been to school. Gender discrimination and ethnic origin are some of the reasons behind the exclusion.
German workplaces have become more diverse in recent years. But diversity and inequality data is hard to come by and when available it often lacks complexity. A look at the current situation and what it means.
A small, underground dance studio in Seoul has opened to provide a safe space for people who face a common prejudice in South Korea: homophobia. In a country where conservative groups frequently protest at pride festivals and there is little legal recourse for sexual or gender identity-based discrimination, it's a sanctuary hard won. Jason Strother paid a visit to the studio.