Social workers have a responsibility to challenge discrimination on the basis of characteristics such as ability, age, culture, gender or sex, martial status, socio-economic status, political opinions, skin colour, racial, or other physical characteristics, sexual orientation or spiritual beliefs.
Social workers should recognise and respect the diversity of the societies in which they practice, taking into account individual, family, group and community differences
Social workers should ensure that resources at their disposal are distributed fairly, according to need
Challenging unjust policies and practices
Social workers, individually, collectively and with others have a duty to challenge social conditions that contribute to social exclusion, stigmatisation or subjugation and work towards an inclusive society