positive discrimination


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positive discrimination

or

positive action

n
(Sociology) the provision of special opportunities in employment, training, etc for a disadvantaged group, such as women, ethnic minorities, etc. US equivalent: affirmative action
Translations
pozitív diszkrimináció

positive discrimination

positive discrimination

ndiscriminazione a favore di minoranze
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He pointed out that the interior regions will have priority to exploit the 4G network as part of positive discrimination.
Low played down talk of any positive discrimination and said: "I wouldn't have accepted the role if I thought this was a token gesture.
We do not operate positive discrimination in favour of women.
Claiming that there is no gender discrimination in assignments at the Foreign Ministry, Davutoy-lu underlined the fact that the government engages in positive discrimination toward woman on the condition that they are competent for the available positions.
But it is of course desirable to enhance the skills of our workforce, and in terms of government investment, there is a clear case for positive discrimination in this investment towards the lower paid parts of Britain.
Equality for all is what I want, positive discrimination is discrimination full stop.
What I emphatically draw the line at is positive discrimination, choosing all female candidates for the next Labour MP for the Colne Valley.
She went on to say that "the government is leading an awareness campaign in the private sector about positive discrimination in favor of this segment of the society.
From positive discrimination to legislation, different countries and regions have responded differently to the entrenchment of gender inequality in the business world.
Positive discrimination for disadvantaged people serves a valuable social service as it allows people whose background may mitigate against them to get education or a start in a career, which they might otherwise miss.
It highlights the subsequent Think North East England First campaign as having "extended the positive discrimination message to other goods and services".
Ghandi said: "I am totally opposed to discrimination and that includes what is known as positive discrimination.