What is human dignity?
When human needs are met and their rights are respected and protected
How does a loss of dignity occur?
- when need are not met
- when rights are not respected or protected
What does a loss of dignity cause?
What is prejudice?
When people pre-judge others in a negative way
What groups are prejudiced against?
Refugees and asylum seekers
What is stereotyping?
- a form of prejudice
- when groups of people are labelled in a negative way
What is discrimination?
When individuals or groups are unfairly treated due to:
- skin colour
What is racism?
A form of discrimination based on the assumption that some races are superior to others
What forms does racism take?
Refusal of goods and services
What is bullying?
Persistent negative behaviour directed at and individual or group
Name some types of bullying
How can bullying be combated?
Refuse to join in
Encourage victim to talk
Make friends with victim
How many homeless people live in Ireland approximately?
Name some reasons for homelessness
Family breakdown Unemployment Inadequate wages Alcohol misuse Drug misuse Physical/mental illness
What are the effects of homelessness?
No address No privacy No shower/toilet No sense of belonging Isolation Illness Depression
Name three organisations working against homelessness
Saint Vincent de Paul
The Simon Community
Name some problems faced by the traveller community
No water access No electricity Lower life expectancy Leaving school early Discriminated against
Name 3 organisations that help travellers
The Irish Traveller Movement
What is a refugee?
An individual who has been forced to leave their home for fear of persecution or death
What is an asylum seeker?
An individual who has applied for refugee status in another country but is waiting for their application to be processed
Name some reasons refugees may flee their homes
How are refugees treated unequally in Ireland?
Many are victims of racism and discrimination
Receive reduced social welfare
Do not receive child benefit
Name 2 organisations that offer support to refugees
The Irish Refugee Council
The Jesuit Refugee Council
What are the Equal Status Acts?
A set of laws that protect against discrimination by:
Gender, marital status,family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, traveller community
What is the equality authority?
Provide info to the public on equality
May provide legal assistance to those making a claim under the Equal Status Act
What is the Irish Human Rights Commission?
Advise the government on human rights issues
What is child labour?
Any work done by people under the age of 18 that is damaging to their social, physical or emotional development
Name some examples of child labour
What are the reasons for child labour?
Families are poor or in debt and send the child to work because they need money
Employer prefer to employ children because their wages are lower
They are unaware of their rights so employer can treat them badly
What is bonded labour?
When the child must work to pay off family debt