What is inclusion?

What comes to mind when we talk about inclusion? The idea of ​​community occurs to me, of being part and letting be part, I have to believe that at some point we have all felt as if we did not belong, or even someone has made us feel as if we did not belong. Well, this is something that goes hand in hand with inclusion, the idea of ​​being part of it, that we are not prevented from developing our social being in a space, feeling safe, accepting and comfortable as part of a community. In a formal way according to UNESCO, inclusion is an approach that responds positively to the diversity of people and individual differences, understanding that diversity is not a problem, but rather an opportunity for the enrichment of society through active participation in family life, in education, at work and in general in all social, cultural and community processes. Technically, inclusion is to ensure that all individuals or social groups can have the same possibilities and opportunities to fulfill themselves as individuals. Regardless of your characteristics, abilities, disability, culture, or health care needs.

This is a very contemporary issue, something that we have been taught and that for many the idea of ​​not excluding anyone may be obvious, but they would be surprised by the different ways in which we can violate someone from inclusion, that is why we’re going to talk about ways we can promote and enhance our sense of inclusion. To make these guidelines a reality in our society, we must first understand that it is a constant process and that it is a responsibility shared by all. This responsibility begins with the commitment of each one. We need to internalize that inclusion is the only way that will allow us to end exclusion, negative attitudes, and lack of recognition of diversity.

• Respect and appreciate everyone as valuable members of our community, providing fair and equitable treatment.
• Optimize and respect the infrastructures, products, technologies and services in our workplace or neighborhood.
• Eliminate stereotypes, myths and incorrect terms that have been learned from generation to generation.
• Seek the insertion of all people in the educational, social and work environment.
• Eliminate attitudinal barriers, reflecting on our behavior in the face of diversity with our family and friends.
• Seek a quality education for all, focused on diversity and inclusion.

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