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Equality & DiversityAimTo introduce Equality & Diversity and how it can affect the workplaceObjectives – by the end of the session the group will:• understand what ‘Equality and Diversity’ means• identify ways that people are different• show an awareness of personal assumptions and attitudes• understand differing types of discrimination
Equality & Diversity• Equality and Diversity is the current term used for ‘Equal Opportunities’.• It is the legal obligation to protect against discrimination.• Discrimination can be against a person’s sex, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race or age.• What do you think the definition of Equality & Diversity might be?
Definitions• Equality – ‘equal rights and treatment to all individuals’• Diversity – ‘difference from what is normal or expected’
ActivityDraw one of the following:• A Model• Footballer• Athlete• Doctor’s receptionist• Construction Worker• Engineer• Beauty Therapist
A ModelDawn French has her Jean-Paul Gaultier shook theown clothing range modelling world in 2006which she models. using outsized models.
Footballers Women’s England Football Team The F.A. supports six international disability squads for players with differing kinds of disabilities. These are: Blind, Partially Sighted, Deaf and Hearing Impaired, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities, Amputee. The teams all receive official England kit, a physio, a fully- trained technical advisor, and money towards travel costs for attending European and World Championships.
AthleteSumo WrestlingA competitive contact sportwhich originated in Japanthe only country where it is Tanni Greypracticed professionally. Thomson 9 Gold Medals in the Oscar Pistorius Paralympics, 30 World record holder in world records 6 amputee races London Marathons
Diversity• What is diversity?• Diversity means valuing the differences between people and the ways in which those differences can contribute to a richer, more creative and more productive working environment
Diversity is about respecting individual…………..• Race • Religion• Culture • Ethnicity• National Origin • Disability• Region • Ability• Gender • Family Structure• Sexual Orientation • Health• Age • Values• Marital Status • Politics ………..and much more
“Discriminationis prejudices put into action.”
Types of discrimination• Positive Discrimination• Direct Discrimination• Indirect Discrimination
Activity 2Who is affected by Discrimination? Match the pictures to the groups titles –there may be more than one picture in a group!
If you experience discrimination• Don’t put up with it!• Talk to someone – parent, friend, mentor, supervisor, assessor, line manager.• Don’t retaliate. Report it and sort it!
What have you learnt• Please now complete the evaluation exercise handed to you by your trainer
Learning OutcomesCan you now?• understand what ‘Equality and Diversity’ means• identify ways that people are different• show an awareness of personal assumptions and attitudes• understand differing types of discrimination