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Discrimination, stigma and human rights workshop

Jowitt, Anita L. (2002) Discrimination, stigma and human rights workshop. UNSPECIFIED.

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Discrimination is treating somebody differently. Discrimination is unlawful when there is no good reason for treating somebody differently. Unlawful discrimination is a violation of fundamental human rights. If someone is stigmatised he or she is marked as being different and treated badly because of this difference. Because lots of people do not know much about HIV and are scared of the disease people with HIV, or people who are perceived as being an ‘AIDS risk’ are often discriminated against. People with HIV may be shunned in lots of ways. As the regional strategy indicates, this cause alienation, and creates the perfect environment for the virus to spread in.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Law
Depositing User: Repo Editor
Date Deposited: 25 May 2015 03:42
Last Modified: 25 May 2015 03:42

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