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  • Date Submitted: 04/08/2015 2:13 PM
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CU2943 - Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The definition of equality, diversity and inclusion are as follows:

Equality: is to treat all as individuals, to respect race, disability, gender, religion, culture and sexual orientation. To be treated fairly and respectfully, have the right and equal status in society and for all to reach their full potential. We all have different need, interests and learning styles, language and personalities. I t is the vision of creating society where power and quality of life is shared equally and both individuals and communities are able to live their lives free from discrimination.

Diversity: is recognising that though people have things in common with each other, they are also very different and unique in many different ways also. Diversity is about understanding and valuing those different to you. Values are important to us all and they need to be expressed and heard without fear of discrimination.

Inclusion: is where some can access and benefit from the full range of opportunities available to members of society. Social inclusion is generally seen as a description of activities aimed at removing barriers such as discrimination; isolation, poverty and the fear of enable someone or the community to fully participate in civil society.

The very famous and admired man of many including myself once said, “Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them” Martin Luther king JR (1965)
When people are treated according to their merits and not discriminated against because of the colour of their skin, age, disability, class, gender, sexuality or religion which do not necessarily affect their abilities, it gives room for them to be able to fit in, grow, achieve their goals and also contribute positively to the society. As individuals living in a multi cultural communities...

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