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16 October 2014
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Dealing with Difference - '...people with disabilities have been viewed as a health issue rather than a human rights issue.' - Patricia Bray is a Statutory Duty Officer for Disability Action in Londonderry Image of amputee running a marathon

Sectarianism is not the only issue that divides people in Northern Ireland. People here have to learn to live with a range of diversity, whether based on, sexuality, gender, disability or ageism. Dealing with difference is one of the major social challenges of the 21st century. Visit this section and listen to the voices of people who call for a much more inclusive and caring society.


Images of (from left to right): Seamus Lynch, June Mallon, Anne Gallagher, David Stewart and Irene Craig

Listen to older people talking about age discrimination.

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Images of (from left to right): Patricia Bray, Pearse Boyle, Christine Ferran and Dr Natham ben Chaim Kripz

Listen to disabled people and find out what their concerns are.

Go to Disability


Images of (from left to right): Anna Manwah Lo, Femi Olayisade, Jamal Iweida and Mrs Sharada Bhat

Listen to people who suffer the indignity of racial abuse.

Go to Racism


Image from the Scapegoat activity

Visit our Scapegoat Playground and join in the banter.

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Images of (from left to right): Ann Hope, Rev. Cheryl Reid, Margaret Magennis and Monica McWilliams

Listen to a range of voices talk about gender equality.


Images of (from left to right): P. A Mag Lochlainn, Michael Campbell, Etain O'Kane, Mark Stewart and Baroness Titti von Tram

Listen to gay and lesbian people talk about sexual equality.

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Image of Bronagh Hinds

Equality expert Bronagh Hinds looks forward to a more inclusive Northern Ireland.

Go to Perspective

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