What is Equity and
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Equal opportunities – is about the law and how it is
applied in addressing barriers which individuals might face in
accessing training, employment and access to services. The law only
intervenes when it is clear that legislation is the only way to deal
with discriminatory acts. Equal opportunity therefore, is about
ensuring training, employment practices and access to services are
fair and free from discrimination and harassment. Currently
legislation encompasses gender, race, disability, religion and
faith, age and sexual orientation
Equality – is the state of being equal – treating
individuals equally, which does not necessarily mean treating them the
same. In some cases the need for equality may require unequal effort
to ensure the principle of equality is achieved.
Sports equity - is about fairness in sporting
activities, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking
steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure
of sporting activities to ensure that it becomes equally accessible to
everyone in society (Sport England 2000).
Diversity - Recognising, valuing and respecting the
diversity of each individual. Diversity encompasses visible and non
visible individual differences. They may include, but not limited to
differences protected by anti discrimination legislation
Positive action – Is allowed under legislation to
redress imbalances between under represented groups of employees. It
allows employers to provide targeted training to under represented
groups. And to encourage applications from groups that are under
represented in particular areas of work.
Equity and Diversity and Aikido – Is vital to the
growth of the art. Being responsive the needs and requirements of all
students will make clubs and associations alike more flexible and
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