Stereotypes and generalisations

Stereotypes and generalisations

Stereotypes and generalisations may not always appear full of intense hate but over time they can have a cumulative, harmful effect on those who are targeted.

Such views can also influence policies and practices with extremely negative consequences for individuals, affecting their life chances.

As a result of stereotypes, people with disabilities can find it difficult to access their basic human rights, find jobs or access education. As in the illustration above, they can even face discriminatory attitudes when it comes to something as simple as going on holiday.

    • How can stereotypical views be challenged?
    • What could be done to change this situation?