Module 1 – Making Sense of Equality and Human Rights

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This is the Open Resources Area. If you are a woman working in the women’s sector on women-only project please sign-in to the member’s area.

 

What you'll find here

This module is an introduction to equalities and human rights. Here you will be given the basic meanings of the terms “equality” and “human rights”; you will get information on challenges to rights and inequalities women face plus some examples of how legislation has brought about change. You will also get a women’s timeline showing the struggle and the dates certain rights were won.

What does human rights and equalities mean?

Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that every human being needs as a foundation for ordinary life e.g. the right to liberty. Human rights benefit people all the time – when we need care, when we’re using services, when we interact with others, when we’re looking after our families.

Almost everything from life expectancy to mental illness, violence and illiteracy- is affected not by how wealthy a society is but how equal it is
Source: The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone. Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. Penguin Books: London, 2009

To know more:
Equality Trust

Module 1 | Content

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