Social Inclusion, Integration & Cohesion




# Social Inclusion

Social inclusion is defined as the process of improving the terms of participation in society, particularly for people who are disadvantaged, through enhancing opportunities, access to resources, voice and respect for rights (The United Nations, accessed on 6 September 2023).

# Social Integration

Social integration is the process during which newcomers or minorities are incorporated into the social structure of the host society.

# Social Cohesion

Social cohesion refers to the strength of relationships and the sense of solidarity among members of a community.

# Social Rejection

Social rejection occurs when an individual is deliberately excluded from a social relationship or social interaction.


# Social Exclusion/Marginalisation

Social exclusion is the process in which individuals are blocked from (or denied full access to) various rights, opportunities and resources that are normally available to members of a different group, and which are fundamental to social integration and observance of human rights within that particular group.

# Social Alienation

Social alienation is a person’s feeling of disconnection from a group – whether friends, family, or wider society – to which the individual has an affinity.

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