Public Defender of rights (Defenseur des droits) (2020). Discrimination and origins: the urgency to act (Discriminations et origines : l’urgence d’agir)

Country

France

Title

Public Defender of rights (Defenseur des droits) (2020). Discrimination and origins: the urgency to act (Discriminations
et origines : l’urgence d’agir)

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Year

2020

Type of publication

Report

Geographical coverage

National

Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Human rights or equality body

Institution

France, Public Defender of rights (Defenseur des droits)

Main Thematic Focus

Discrimination Ethnic profiling Racism & xenophobia Hate crime Hate speech Islamophobia Public perceptions & attitudes

Target Population

Ethnic minorities Muslims Migrants

Key findings

In mainland France, real or supposed origin is the second most common form of discrimination behind gender: 11% of individuals say they have experienced discrimination on the basis of origin or skin colour in the last five years. People of foreign origin or perceived foreign origin are more vulnerable to unemployment, social insecurity, poor housing conditions and their state of health is more affected. Research also highlights specific educational inequalities linked to origin and location. In addition to social difficulties, they compromise the employment opportunities of young people and their later living conditions.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

Report based on the complaints received by Public Defender of Rights and the data at its disposal

Sample details and representativeness

Analysis of 1,840 referrals received in 2020

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