Human Rights for Everybody? An introduction to discrimination as human rights violation

This session begins with a plenary exercise during which participants need to assess whether certain scenarios constitute discrimination. This is followed by a brief presentation of the concept of discrimination in the context of human rights. Participants are then asked to come up with their own examples of discrimination at four different levels within the health sector. One example from each level is discussed in detail in plenary to explain how the occurrence of discrimination can be identified. The session is rounded off by presenting the participants with a number of statements on discrimination in the field of health followed by a fact to show whether the statement is discriminatory.

  • To recognize that discrimination is a human rights violation
  • To identify the occurrence of discrimination in health practice

Health workers with little to no knowledge about human rights and discrimination.

90 minutes

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