This week's Article of the Week is...
You have the right to protection against discrimination.
What does this mean?
Article 2 of the UNCRC says that individual children and young people shouldn't be discriminated against. Some forms of discrimination it covers include:
Direct and indirect discrimination
Article 2 is about indirect discrimination as well as direct discrimination.
Direct discrimination happens when a person is treated differently because of the way they are— such as if someone doesn't get a job because of their gender, or isn't treated equally because of their race.
Indirect discrimination happens when a rule applies to everyone in the same way, but affects some people unfairly. For example, if there was a rule that nobody who went to an after school club would have transport provided for them, this would have more negative effects on young people with limited mobility.