FREE online course on Diversity
Ireland has always been diverse. However, recently Ireland is becoming more ethnically diverse. This diversity is spread across the country in cities and rural areas around Ireland.
Donegal Travellers Project invites you to take our FREE online course - DiversityAware. As a country with a growing population of diverse multiple cultures and languages, we all have a responsibility to play our part in promoting diversity.
This ten-part online training program will take you through the key elements of diversity and you will receive a DiversityAware certificate upon completion.
We are inviting you, your organisation or business to promote the training with members or staff and to take part yourselves.
Diversity refers to the variety of human differences, including ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs, and cultural backgrounds.This module covers diversity, it’s benefits and The Equal Status legislation in Ireland.
Ethnicity refers to a social construct that categorises groups of people based on shared cultural, historical, linguistic, or ancestral characteristics.You will learn what constitutes an ethnic group and why ethnicity is the preferred term to describe differences between people.
International Protection Applicants refer to individuals who have applied for international protection (asylum) in this country. These are individuals who have left their home countries due to fear of persecution, conflict, or other forms of serious harm and have sought refuge in Ireland. In this module you will learn the difference between a person seeking asylum and refuge in Ireland, direct provision, and the challenges faced by asylum seekers and refugees.
Social media platforms have become global spaces where people from diverse backgrounds connect and engage. Respecting diversity ensures that everyone feels welcome and included regardless of their characteristics. In this module you will learn why you must respect diversity on social media and how to report racist or online hate.
Racism refers to the belief that some races are inherently superior or inferior to others, leading to discrimination, prejudice, and unequal treatment based on ethnic background.This module covers the origins of racism, the impact of racism and what we mean by “race”.
Interculturalism is an approach that emphasises positive and constructive interaction between different cultural groups within a society. You will learn what Interculturalism means both in terms of our every day understanding of different cultures, and the less familiar differences which may not be so visible.
All public bodies in Ireland have responsibility to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of their employees, customers, service users and everyone affected by their policies and plans. This is a legal obligation, called the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty. In this module, you will learn the aims of the Duty, the consequences for breaking the legislation, and how you can report a breach.
Understand who the Roma peoples are, where they come from, and the challenges and discrimination they face living in Ireland.
You will learn who Irish Travellers are, the concept of nomadism, the recognition of Traveller ethnicity and about Traveller culture.
A National Action Plan Against Racism (NAPAR) is a unique framework that goes beyond individual policies and projects, by putting together a comprehensive set of actions and monitoring mechanisms to tackle racism systemically. This module covers the objective of the NAPAR and the actions it has set out to achieve.