1. Dealing with discriminatory comments

Many of us have witnessed or experienced discrimination at one time or another. Often people do not challenge this behaviour as they do not want to be a target of abuse themselves.

Discrimination can take many forms including:

  • verbal and physical abuse
  • bullying
  • threatening behaviour
  • online abuse

Standing up to discrimination can be a powerful sign of support. It can also make the perpetrator think twice about their actions. When responding, always assess the situation and never put yourself at risk. Your actions do not need to involve confrontation.

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