How National Initiatives Promote Anti Discriminatory Practice

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Explain how national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice

Discrimination occurs worldwide. In every country there are many forms of discrimination and in order to prevent discrimination there are legislations, codes of practice, charters and organisational policies. Sometimes these are not always followed through and some people break these national initiatives and are forced to serve consequences. Some of the legislations only occurs in certain countries for example the European Convention on human rights and fundamental freedoms act of 1950 is not eligible in the US or Asia. Legislations are a political act that has been turned into the law and they are to maintain health and safety. There are many legislations put in place for health and social care settings in order to prevent discrimination.

The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 1950. This is a European document relating to human rights and it is signed by all the government 's in the European union, including the UK. This act promotes anti-discriminatory practice by promoting human rights and the freedom of people. The convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms aimed to achieve greater international unity in recognising the equal rights of men and women therefore promoting anti-discriminatory practice.

The Sexual Discrimination Act 1975 is there to protect both women and men against harassment or discrimination. Sex discrimination is when a person…

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