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squatter
someone who lives in an empty building or on a piece of land without permission and without paying rent
discrimination
the practice of treating one person or group differently from another in an unfair way
exploitation
a situation in which you treat someone unfairly by asking them to do things for you, but give them very little in return – used to show disapproval
a dissident
someone who publicly criticizes the government in a country where this is punished
political asylum
the right to stay in another country if you cannot live safely in your own country because of the political situation there
institutional racism
Racial discrimination that has become established as normal behaviour within a society or organization.
ethnic minority
A group within a community which has different national or cultural traditions from the main population
an internally displaced person
someone who is forced to flee his or her home but who remains within his or her country's borders.
a riot
a situation in which a group of people behave in a violent way in a public place, often as a protest
a financial hardship
a situation when when a customer is willing but unable to meet their contractual debt obligations because of unexpected events or unforeseen changes that impacts cashflow, for example: Changes in income or expenditure. Changes in employment status (such as losing a job or having hours reduced)
ethnic cleansing
racial purging; the action of forcing people to leave an area or country because of their racial or national group
civil rights
human rights
harassment
Aggressive pressure or intimidation.
a picket line
A boundary established by workers on strike, especially at the entrance to the place of work, which others are asked not to cross;
a blackleg
A term used to describe a worker who goes to work when workmates are on strike. Furar greve.
destitute
poverty-stricken; extremely poor and lacking the means to provide for oneself
outcast
(of a person) rejected or ostracized
astute
clever, bright; able to understand situations or behaviour very well and very quickly, especially so that you can get an advantage for yourself
a power struggle
a situation where two or more people or organizations compete for influence
ruthless
having or showing no pity or compassion for others
the weaker sex
old-fashioned used to refer to women as a group, in a way that is now considered offensive
a chauvinist male
a man who believes that men are better than women and has fixed traditional ideas about the way men and women should behave – used to show disapproval
male-dominated
involving mostly men or controlled mostly by men
multi-faceted
having a variety of different and important features or elements
egalitarian
believing in or based on the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities
equality
the state or quality of being equal; correspondence in quantity, degree, value, rank, or ability
a militant
an organization or person willing to use strong or violent action in order to achieve political or social change
household management
domestic chores, housework
Sex discrimination act
a British law which states men and women should be equal
a male counterpart
a male person that corresponds to or has the same function as another person
child rearing
the process of bringing up a child or children.
a role division
a division of labour
a breadwinner
a person who earns money to support their family, typically the sole one; financial provider
a social convention
a set of agreed, stipulated, or generally accepted standards, norms, social norms, or criteria, often taking the form of a custom
gender role
the public image of being a particular gender that a person presents to others
a stereotype
a belief or idea of what a particular type of person or thing is like. Stereotypes are often unfair or untrue
battle of sexes
a struggle of power between women and men
a second-class citizen
a person who is systematically discriminated against within a state or other political jurisdiction, despite their nominal status as a citizen or legal resident there