Lydgate Infant School


UN Children's Rights Article of the Week

Monday, January 21, 2019

This week's Article of the Week is...

Article 2

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:

  • sexism
  • racism
  • sectarianism
  • homophobia
  • transphobia
  • discrimination against the disabled.

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.


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