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[ pˈɜːsɪkjˌuːt], [ pˈɜːsɪkjˌuːt], [ p_ˈɜː_s_ɪ_k_j_ˌuː_t]

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Persecution is when a group or individual is treated unfairly or specifically because they belong to a certain group or identify with a certain cause. The root of the word comes from the Ancient Greek word persecute which refers to propelling or hurling something through the air with force. Persecution can take many different forms, from discrimination and hate crimes to legal action.

Persecution can have a devastating effect on individuals, families and communities. It can lead to feelings of isolation and vulnerability, and can damage relationships and cohesion. It can also lead to depression, anxiety and even PTSD.

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