November 16th, is the International Day for Tolerance established by the United Nations 20 years ago.
The purpose of this day is to promote respect and understanding of world cultures, human rights and equality around the world.
If you would like to find out more about UNESCO and the work they do, click on the following link: http://www.britannica.com/topic/UNESCO
Click here for a better understanding of the term ‘tolerance’: http://www.britannica.com/topic/toleration
The best way to promote tolerance and fight prejudice is by supporting knowledge and understanding. So celebrate the International Day for Tolerance by trying something unfamiliar or learning something new from a different culture:
- Experience a slice of Israeli culture through its cuisine - it sounds delicious and is set to be the next big trend! Read more about it here: http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA434073980&v=2.1&u=cgh_jisc&it=r&p=GPS&sw=w&asid=ae55ef874e53a5b30c7fe23f21eaf774
- How much do you know about other religions: their beliefs and their practices? Let this 5 minute video introduce you to the Torah: https://www.issuesonline.co.uk/articles/holy-books-the-torah
Tolerance also includes promoting diversity and social cohesion through greater understanding in our own society.
Suffragette, released in cinemas last month, tells the story of women’s struggle to gain the right to vote in early 20c Britain.
Click this final link for more insight into a range of equality issues you may be interested in learning more about or campaigning for: http://www.issuesonline.co.uk/subject-areas/rights-and-discrimination