Four Key Facts about Social Exclusion:
Key Fact 1:
Social exclusion is the process whereby individuals are blocked from (or denied full access to) accessing their rights, resources and opportunities that are normally available to those members of a different group. These rights, resources and opportunities are considered fundamental to the social integration and observance of human rights within a particular group (eg. housing, employment, healthcare, civic engagement, democratic participation and due process).
Key Fact 2:
Exclusion, when not synonymous with marginalization, describes the outcomes of marginalization. Examples of this include political under-representation, poor access to legal systems and a denial of public services. (IDEAS, 2012)
Key Fact 3:
Social exclusion is the act of preventing individuals, groups or communities from participating fully in the social, economic, social, and political life of the society where they live.
Key Fact 4:
Social exclusion is a multidimensional progress of progressive social rupture, detaching groups and individuals from social relations and institutions and preventing them from full participation in the normal, normatively prescribed activities of the society in which they live. (IDEAS, 2012)
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