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GLOBAL FORUM OF COMMUNITIES DISCRIMINATED ON WORK AND DESCENT
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Understanding Discrimination Based on Work & Descent

Discrimination based on work and descent is any distinction, exclusion, restriction, or preference based on inherited status such as caste, including present or ancestral occupation, family, community or social origin, name, birth place, place of residence, dialect and accent that has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment, or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, or any other field of public life. This type of discrimination is typically associated with the notion of purity and pollution and practices of untouchability and is deeply rooted in societies and cultures where this discrimination is practiced.

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Global call for applications for Rights Experts from Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent