The OHR code provide for equal
The code recognizes the dignity & warmth
of every person in onta & applies to the
areas of employment, housing facilities,
services, contracts & membership in unions
trade or professional associations.
OTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE
People who are harassed because of gender identity
are legally protected under the ground of “SEX”.
TYPES OF GENDER IDENTITY
People whose life experiences existing in more
than one gender.
People who is living outside the gender categories
of “men” or “women”.
People who were identified at birth as one sex , but
who identify themselves differently.
who have undergone 1 or more medical treatments
like sex reassignment surgery.
People who are not easily classified as “male” or “female”.
Based on their physical characteristics at birth or after
puberty. this word replaces the inappropriate term
A person who are emotional & psycholgical well being ,
dresses and clothing usually associated with the
The society makes vary differences between men and
women . such as culture ,tradition ,limitations
,challenges & boundaries of their living standards.
Categorizing males & females into social roles
creates barriers in which individuals feel they have
to be at one end of a linear spectrum & must
identify themselves as man or woman.
Although the specific nature & degree of these
differences vary from one society to the next, they
typically favor the men, creating an imbalance in
power & gender inequalities in all countries
Western philosopher Michel Foucault claimed that as
sexual subjects , humans are the object of power ,
which is not a institution or structure , rather it is
signifier to complex strategical situation. because of
this , “power” is what determines individual
attributes, behaviors etc.
Eg. Female characterizes one as a woman , & a being
a women signifies one as weak , emotional,
irrational & is incapable of action attributed to a
SOCIAL ASSIGNMENT & IDEA OF
Gender is the result of socially constructed ideas
about the behavior, action & roles a particular sex
performs. The beliefs values and attitude taken up and
exhibited by them is as per the agreeable norms of the
society and the personal opinions.
DISCRIMINATION & HARASSMENT-
Discrimination because of gender
identity is any action based on a persons sex or gender,
intentional or not, that imposes burdens on a person or
Harassment is a form of
discrimination. it includes comments , jokes , name –calling
,or behavior or display of pictures that insults or offends or
puts you down because of your gender identity.