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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The establishment of a bank and specialized insurance will be beneficial for the farmer, knowing that the transfer operation is carried out automatically within the same producing region", explained the minister, describing this approach as "important because it obeys the principle of positive discrimination.
29(SUNA)-The Speaker of the National Assembly , Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Omer affirmed that the National Legislature has put a plan on reaching permanent peace in the country, indicating that the first step is realization of peace and using positive discrimination for favor of South Kordufan.
But like every other walk of life, it is becoming more important to have positive discrimination so that we have equal numbers of white, black, Asian, male, female, gay, lesbian, transgender/sexual, blind, deaf, disabled etc.
Firstly, by introducing what is effectively positive discrimination --favouring someone for what they are, not who they are--negative discrimination is created for someone else.
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.
The way I will be observing Positive Discrimination Week at my exhibition is by operating a quota system at the point of entry - the door.
In many jurisdictions the concept of positive discrimination (that is, treating one person more favourably than another because of their membership of a particular protected class) is generally prohibited in the workplace context.
Equality for all is what I want, positive discrimination is discrimination full stop.
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.
Achieving a straight 50-50 male female split is unrealistic without positive discrimination of some sort.
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.
Ghandi said: "I am totally opposed to discrimination and that includes what is known as positive discrimination.