Almost one in eight people having experienced discrimination in Ireland over the past two years.
To coincide with Human Rights Day on 10 December 2017, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission campaign haighlights the importance of human rights and equality in everyday life.
The IHREC/ESRI report Who experiences discrimination in Ireland? found that:
- 45-64 yr-olds are more likely to experience discrimination seeking work;
- Black people in Ireland are three times more likely to experience discrimination in using public services;
- Travellers are ten times more likely to experience discrimination in seeking work;
- People with disabilities are over twice as likely to experience discrimination;
- Women are almost twice as likely to experience discrimination at work.
Rights are for everyone
Human rights and equality mean protection and respect for everyone’s dignity and worth as humans. These are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to everyone equally and without discrimination. They touch every aspect of our daily lives, for everyone’s benefit.