UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (or the UNCRC) are the rights of all children young people in the world including Article 2 that is about discrimination.
Article 2 of the UNCRC says that all children and young people should not be discriminated against. This includes any kind of
- discrimination against the disabled.
Discrimination can be direct and indirect
- 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.