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Disability discrimination / Ableism

Discrimination, denigration and exclusion of disabled people

The term “disability discrimination” refers to an attitude or behaviour towards people with a disability which treats them as inferior. These people are reduced to their physical or cognitive abilities, which serves to justify rejection and negative prejudices or judgements.

The term “ableism” encompasses further aspects of this discrimination which may not, at first sight, appear to be actively hostile. For example, ignorance of the needs of disabled people. Or supposedly positive expressions such as excessive ‘praise’ when disabled...

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Domestic violence

medica mondiale prefers to refer to violence within a family, violence within partnerships, or violence within close social relationships.
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