Human rights Print

: Human rights :

The basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled .

: Citizenship :

(Active) citizenship stands for an active participation of citizens in the economic, social, cultural and political fields of life. In the youth field much emphasis is on learning the necessary competences through voluntary activities. The aim is not only to improve the knowledge, but also motivation, skills and practical experience to be an active citizen

: Civil society :

Civil society refers to the arena of unforced collective action around shared interests, purposes and values. In principle, its institutional forms are distinct from those of the state, family and market. Often civil society is understood as a "third sector", while the state is “the second sector” and business “the first sector”. Civil society actors include non-governmental organisations, citizen advocacy organizations, professional associations, faith-based organisations, and trade unions, which give voice to various sectors of society and enrich public participation in democracies.

: Tolerance :

The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others.

: Intolerance :

A lack of respect for practices or beliefs other than ones own. This is shown when someone is not willing to let other people act in a different way or hold different opinions from themselves. Intolerance can mean that people are excluded or rejected because of their religious beliefs, their sexuality, or even their clothes and hairstyle.

: Xenophobia :

C omes from a Greek word meaning “fear of the foreigner”. Similar to discrimination and racism, xenophobia feeds on stereotypes and prejudices, though it has its origin in the insecurity and the fear projected onto “the other”. This fear of the other is often translated into rejection, hostility or violence against people from other countries or belonging to minorities.

: Anti -semitism :

Hostility toward or prejudice against Jews or Judaism.

: Genocide :

The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group.