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ERIC Number: ED539521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 85
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Equality Handbook
Malzer, Maris; Popovic, Milica; Striedinger, Angelika; Bjorklund, Karin; Olsson, Anna-Clara; Elstad, Linda; Brus, Sanja; Stark, Kat; Stojanovic, Marko; Scholz, Christine
European Students' Union (NJ1)
"Tolerance is not enough, discrimination must be fought" is what ESU staff stated in their Seminar on Equality in London, last May. Following their seminar, they decided to provide members with more practical tools to fight discrimination in higher education. This handbook aims at as part of that strategy. Focusing on several issues that are high on the political agendas of the governments today, they try to provide with the argumentation and analyses to make a difference. ESU chairperson Koen Geven strongly believes that promoting equality has always been one of the cornerstones of the student movement. But although equality has been high on the agenda of the student movement, only so much has changed in universities. Gender equality can be a good example to proof this point. But ESU members must continuously realise that equality is not just a gender issue. This handbook therefore also covers problems experienced by black students, students with different sexual orientation and all other groups facing structural or increasing discrimination. Especially with the rise of extremist right wing parties focusing purely on hatred against gay people or immigrants, efforts should be increased. Best practices are appended. A glossary is included. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: European Commission
Authoring Institution: European Students' Union (ESU) (Belgium)
Identifiers - Location: Serbia; United Kingdom (England)