Marginalisation is the process whereby something or someone is pushed to the edge of a group and accorded lesser importance. It is predominantly a social phenomenon by which a minority or sub-group is excluded, and their needs or desires ignored. A social process of being confined to lower social standing is marginalisation. It involves people being denied their fundamental rights that result in lowering their social and economic status. It is a situation when a particular social group is forced to live on the fringes rather than the mainstream.