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Discrimination means treating a person or group unfairly. Usually because of a negative view of certain of the characteristics.

Discrimination is suffered in a variety of spheres of life by certain groups. Including: the disabled, females, the poor, the elderly and members of ethnic minority groups.

The Equality Authority is an independent State body set up to ensure that all people in the country are treated equally and to ensure that discrimination on certain grounds does not occur. The Equality Authority provides information to the public on the equality legislation. It can, at its discretion, provide legal assistance to people who wish to bring claims of unlawful discrimination. There are two distinct pieces of legislation in place which set out important rights for people and specifically outlaw discrimination when it occurs. The Employment Equality Acts 19982011 and the Equal Status Acts 2000-2011 outlaw discrimination in employment, vocational training, advertising, collective agreements, the provision of goods and services.

Discrimination is defined as less favourable treatment. A person is said to be discriminated against if he or she is treated less favourably than another is, has been or would be treated in a comparable situation on any of the 9 grounds. These grounds are: Gender, Civil status, Family status, Sexual orientation, Religion, Age, Disability, Race, Membership of the Traveller community. Equality Act 2010 covered four types of discrimination. These are: direct, associate, perceptive and indirect discrimination.

Gender is the most fundamental organising feature in all societies and gender inequality is the most prevalent form of social disadvantage within societies. The whole area of gender equality can be daunting in its use of jargon and concepts. Gender refers to the socially determined ideas and practices of what it is to be female or male. In different societies, there are different sets of rules, norms, customs and practices by which differences between males and females are translated into socially constructed differences between women and men, boys and girls. These culturally determined gender identities define rights and responsibilities and what is appropriate behaviour for women and men. This results in the two genders being valued differently, often reinforcing the idea that women are inferiorand subordinate to men.

Gender discrimination is unfavourable treatment based on gender.

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sociologist to describe that cultural and social attributes of men and women. Which are manifested in appropriate masculinity and femininity. Sociologist use gender as distinct from anatomical divisions of sex because althought two ways are connected. They are not necessarily coterminous. Gender discrimination is traditionally viewed as a problem normally encountered by females. To discriminate socially is to make a distinction between people on the basis of class or category without regard to individual merit. Attitudes toward gender discrimination normally be traced back to the roots of certain segments of society. The combined of societel and religous beliefs left small place think about equality. Equality is the state of being the some respect. The concept has been attached several factors which have formed the basis of sociological investigation. It is a part of the nature versus nurture debate in the sense that there are clear biological differences between

individuals. It is also some social differences which do not flow fromm these biological differences. Gender refers to the socially determined ideas and practices of what it is to be female or male. In different societies, there are different sets of rules, norms, customs and practices by which differences between males and females are translated into socially constructed differences between women and men, boys and girls. These culturally determined gender identities define rights and responsibilities and what is appropriate behaviour for women and men.

There are many different types of way hurting our dignity. Dignity is very important in life. It is important for everyone to live a dignified life. It makes life happier. Every person has the basic rights of respect. Dignity involves respect and compromise among the different people in any society. People come from different families, contries, religions, races etc which make their beliefs different.

Gender discrimination is the practice of letting a persons gender, unfairly become a factor when deciding who receives a job, promotion or other employment. Gender discrimination is very serious and should not be taken lightly for it has severe consequences. 20th Century was inadequate and was a reinforcement of stereotyped roles as wives and mothers in Ireland. Women were responsible before for the house, the cooking, the cleaning and the children. Marx was a Sociologist in the 19th Century. His theory was of the family that nuclear family is the dominant family form. Nuclear family called also elementary family. It is a group of people which define a pair of adults with their children. It centres of a married couple and any number of children. This traditional idea is often described as the ideal of family unit especially in Ireland.

Single mothers would have suffered a loss of status and their prospects of marriage were poor. Children were hidden from family and friends. It was no Adoption Law until 1952 in Ireland. Religion was hugely important to the women. Girls normally left school at 14 years old, so they only had primary education. Secondary education had a big problem, because it came with a price tag attached. Other difficulties were the addiction fees and transport. They did not have much choice in who they married. Marriage life for woman was not easy. Marriage entailed a complete loss of independence for a woman. It was accepted that marriage should be inevitable for most young woman. Once women were married, social life for most became somewhat limited. The only rightful place for women to be was in the home. Very big problem for them was the lack of contraception of any kind. They usually had too many children very quickly. It occurred very poor health condition. Health means the individual persons mind; body and soul are functioning at a high level. Everybody should try to be well-being. This is a state characterized by health, happiness and prosperity, welfare. Women were badly treated and domestic violence physical as well as mental. It was common place. It is an old Saying A woman, a dog and a walnut tree: the more you beat them, the better they be. It could show a mirror of them days. Domestic violence was an issue and sex education did not exist. In 1968 a political reform brought changes in womens life. The Womens liberation movement look into discrimination against women in Ireland. They have no longer had to look on marriage. It is an intellectual freedom. It helps support the family. Widespread discrimination, prejudice and racism are prevalent and need to be addressed. Women have the same citizenship right as men. They have access to education. Women had particular needs which were being met by society. They gained independence and economic freedom.

Discrimination has long been a likely occurrence during the recruitment process. It is becoming a major problem in Irish society. Gender discrimination is biggest barrier to work promotions for women in Ireland. Development Cooperation Ireland has as its absolute priority the reduction of poverty, inequality and exclusion in developing countries. A commitment to promote gender equality is an integral and essential contribution to poverty reduction. Genderquake was used first by Wilkinson. It describes the fundamental change in attitudes towards womens role in society. It has taken place since the impact of modern feminism. Crucial to this genderquake is a change in female attitudes towards education and work. Women are now more likely to see themselves in terms of career than they are in terms of housewife and therefore have much more positive attitudes towards education. It means of achieving a good career. Education is the tool that can help break the pattern of gender discrimination and bring lasting change for women in Ireland. Womens education also means comprehensive change for a society. As women get the opportunity to go to school and obtain higher-level jobs, they gain status in their communities. Status translates into the power to influence their families and societies. The longer a girl is able to stay in school, the greater her chances to pursue worthwhile employment, higher education, and a life without the hazards of extreme poverty. Female children are most defenceless against the trauma of gender discrimination. It is amazing or sadfull young people have some experience about it at very early stage. Women who have had been educated are more likely to get married later; have fewer and healthier children, and make sure their own children complete school.

Gender is the most fundamental organising feature in all societies and gender inequality is the most prevalent form of social disadvantage within societies. The status of women is central to the health of a society. Gender discrimination often occurs in the workplace. It involves actions or statements that take place against an individual because of their gender. Gender discrimination within the workplace can have some negative effects on the workplace environment. It interferes with the quality of learning, performance, and other activities of the job. Allowing gender discrimination can cause low morale and self-esteem for a person, which can have a negative impact on career advancement within the company or promotions. It is illegal for employers to exclude people of a particular gender from positions, which they are qualified for and only hiring a one gender for a particular job is illegal. Positive discrimination: these are measures designed to boost the prospects of disadvantaged groups. It is illegal. Affirmative action is a series of programmes in United States. It designed to increase the prospects of minority groups by the preferential treatment. They argue that Affirmative action programmes discriminate against while males in the labour market. Gender equality is a goal. Gender mainstreaming is a strategy. Gender mainstreaming will continue to be a centrally important strategy as it enables us to creatively and proactively adapt our ways of working in development to promote gender equality. Through mainstreaming, gender equality becomes aligned with and in turn influences the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development cooperations policy and programmes.

Equality is the state of being the same in some respect. The concept has been attached to several factors which have formed the basis of sociological investigation. It is a part of the nature versus nurture debate in the sense that there are clear biological differences between individuals. But also social differences which do not flow from these biological differences. They are many Counselling, Information, Support and Rehabilitation Services in Ireland. There are a wide range of many services through the Country. They are any information about it on this website: www.citizeninformation.ie. Citizens Information is an useful website. This site provides information on public services and entitlements in Ireland. It is provided by the Citizens Information Board. Development Cooperation Ireland works in countries where women are often the main providers for their families and have the primary responsibility for their health and welfare. Yet women in these countries do not have equal access to the resources and services that are vital to them and this makes and keeps them poor. Gender Equality Policy focuses attention on an issue of critical importance to poverty education. The majority of poor people in the world are women and girls: it is impossible to eliminate poverty without having a clear and unambiguous commitment to gender equality. It is an important goal in its own right and its achievement is also crucial for sustainable human development. The Policy does not stop at identifying what must be done to achieve gender equality. It also addresses how it should be done by - endorsing a strategy of mainstreaming. It places emphasis on the principles of partnership and dialogue to realise gender equality objectives. It argues that progress can be made through better analysis and understanding of the political and economic realities facing women and men in developing countries.

The Results of my Questionnaire showed that many people been discriminated or have some idea about it. They are several types of discrimination. People discriminate all the time. Many people say that it is illegal and people can open themselves to litigation if they discriminate as it violates people's Human Rights, employment rights and general basic rights. Some people been discriminated by age. Young and Older People also experienced age discrimination at work. It remains a problem of the working population. Immigration to Europe is increased in the last 20 years. Some European Countries had a dramatic growth. Population changed over the European Union as in Ireland as well. Discrimination is common problem for Foreigners. The culture of Europe is a mix of multiple cultures. Irelands culture been influenced by the other European ones. Gender discrimination is most common problem these days. They are stereotypes of men and women within the workplace. Very often women are treated poorly and unjustly by society. Gender discrimination and stereotyping are limit the full development on the world; and the participation of the girls and young women as well as boys and young men.