Terms and definitions


A person with a disability (physical, mental, or intellectual) is a person who, as a result of injury, illness, or congenital causes, experiences difficulties in everyday life and is furthermore restricted from, or has limited capacity to carry out, a particular activity.


LGBT is a collective term referring to homosexual, bisexual, and transgender people. Just like heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality refer to sexual orientation, whereas transgender refers to gender. Transgender is an umbrella term that has arisen primarily as a collective term used when discussing sexual politics issues, in order not to exclude someone who can be assumed to benefit from transgender- friendly policies.

Sustainable development

This term defines development that "meets the requirements of the day without jeopardising the possibility of future generations meeting their requirements". Sustainable development means social, economic, and ecological sustainability.

It can also be described as the ecosystem placing limits on what we are able to achieve. The economy is the means with which to do what we want, and social sustainability, and a good life, are the objectives.


A condition for achieving integration is mutual respect and understanding between people, in addition to knowledge regarding one another's culture, outlook, and society. Integration is about feeling part of society. Integration ariseswhen all of a society's citizens experience a common purpose, sense of community, and responsibility for the community they live in, regardless of social standing, gender, age, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.


This term refers to the idea that all people are considered equal. This means that all people are considered equal in the eyes of the law, and have the same rights, regardless of ethnicity, faith, appearance, sexual orientation, status, opinions, disability, age, or gender. Accordingly, harassment and discrimination based on differences between people are not permitted.

Gender equality

Gender equality refers to men and women having the same rights,obligations, position, and influence in all areas of life. This applies to, for example, power and influence, financial independence, enterprise, employment, working conditions, education, and development. This also applies to responsibility for running the home and childcare, as well as the right to protection from gender-related violence.


Diversity refers to respecting the equal rights of people – regardless of gender, transgender identity and expression, ethnic origin, religion or other belief system, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other any other factor.


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