Just because we don’t have opportunities doesn’t make us incapable. It is important we treat and see people in the same way. We must treat people equally.
‘Equality is defined as being equal, the same in value, and the same in quality and measure.’ People must change the way they see things. When it comes to equality of the sexes, men and women are just as smart and as capable as each other.
Equality means we’re all equal and therefore should be treated fairly, not equally, while diversity recognises that there are individuals and group differences and so people should be treated as such. Individuals cannot progress when there is no equality and being equal, and is the reason we must be treated equally.
Treating people equally, means our human rights are guaranteed. Human rights guarantee people the means necessary so that they may satisfy their basic needs such as having food on a plate, having a house, and having access to an education.
Human rights guarantee people’s life, their liberty, equality and security, which means they are protected against abuse. Human rights also include people’s freedom from slavery, freedom of expression and opinion, and their right to education and work.
Everyone must be entitled to these rights without being discriminated against. Society and all governments must work together to end discrimination.