DISCRIMINATION is the unfair treatment of a person based on their real or perceived belonging to a certain group.
This group can be distinguished based on such characteristics as gender and gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic and national origin, religion or lack of religious beliefs. Discrimination often happens as a result of stereotypes and prejudice.
For other important concepts in the area of discrimination and counteracting it, see the glossary that is part of the Model for Equal Treatment.
In addition to support at the Gdańsk Centre for Equal Treatment, help in situations of discrimination and violence motivated by prejudice, is available, among others, in the following organizations and institutions:
In Gdańsk, assistance and expertise are also provided by:
If local or national assistance proves insufficient, at GCRT we can help you approach European institutions such as:
What you can do when someone is attacked in your presence:
1) Support the person:
2) Ensure your own safety:
3) Withdraw from the dangerous situation together:
4) Request support
Responding to an attack can be emotionally difficult. Remember to take care of your well-being after the intervention.
How to react to hateful inscriptions and signs in public space? Such situations not only often constitute an act of vandalism, but also strike the dignity and sense of security of the residents of Gdańsk.