Oppression, marginalisation and stigma (DS-06)


Oppression, marginalisation and stigma are difficult to keep apart. In this session we would like to explore areas in which oppression, marginalization and stigma occur.

The panel will explore examples on oppression, marginalization and stigma related to obesity, disability, race, culture, gender disparities and domestic violence and give the audience the opportunity to share their experiences.

The session will introduce humanitarian principles, raise awareness of problems marginalised groups are facing and reflect on our own biases in this field.


  • Explore the terms ‘oppression, marginalization and stigma’ and what they mean in the daily life of physiotherapists
  • Identify issues minority groups are facing and discuss ways to challenge stereotypes and prejudice
  • Identify ways to break down prejudices

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