HARASSMENT and DISCRIMINATION
“bullying is the common denominator”
Harassment often includes sexual harassment, if the unwanted and negative behaviours are linked to gender or sexual orientation, and racial harassment when the unwanted behaviours are linked to race, cultural background, religious beliefs, or skin colour.
The differences between harassment and bullying are difficult to separate in most incidences and can overlap. Most times harassment can result in a single or small number of incidents, whereas bullying tends to be the accumulation of multiple incidents and over a longer period of time.
Discrimination is when an individual is treated differently, negatively, or less favourably because of gender, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, or physical disabilities or limitations.
Harassment and discrimination can result in both physical and mental health problems, and may include some of the following:
Most would agree that everyone should be able to work and live without fear of violence or harassment; however discrimination and harassment occur at an alarming and growing rate and are often ignored.
Care4 has been created to help raise awareness internationally for the cause against Bullying and associated issues.