Equality Bodies at Work

November 12, 2019

Germany: Risks of discrimination caused by algorithms

The Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency recently published a study on the risks of discrimination caused by algorithms. The study focuses on algorithms that are used for data […]
November 12, 2019

Germany: Dealing with sexual harassment at the workplace

The Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency (FADA) has released the results of a study dealing with the extent, the handling as well as possible prevention and intervention approaches […]
November 12, 2019

Equality Matters: Sexism Explained

The National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) Malta has recently published the 10th issue of the newsletter ‘Equality Matters’ which is about sexism. The […]
November 12, 2019

Poster Exhibition: Equality Bodies Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Poster exhibition highlighting examples of the work of equality bodies to tackle sexual harassment
October 30, 2019

Czech Republic: Recommendations for Lawyers representing victims of discrimination

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the time when the Anti-Discrimination Act entered into force and when the Public Defender of Rights was also given the role of the national equality body pursuant to the European Union legislation. Since the Defender lacks the power to represent victims of discrimination in court, lawyers play a key role in this respect. The Defender has prepared a document to help lawyers with this task.
October 29, 2019

Belgium: Annual Report of the Belgian Institute for the Equality of Women and Men

August 7, 2019
Person in a wheel chair on the beach with balloons in hand, arms raised

Czech Republic: Monitoring of Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2018

On 1 January 2018, the Public Defender of Rights became a monitoring body under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This report summarises the first year of activities in this capacity. The report informs about the topics they dealt with, first findings and also the awareness-raising activities inextricably associated with the role of monitoring bodies.
July 26, 2019
Ramp to enable people in a wheelchair to access the beach

Cyprus: Accessibility of Persons with Disabilities to the Beaches

It's summer time and you want to cool down with a trip to the beach. Sounds like an every day occurance in Cyprus, but until recently, it wasn't all that easy for persons with disabilities to do so. The work of the equality body helped to resolve this issue and make the beach more accessible for everyone!
July 25, 2019

Equality Bodies countering Ethnic Profiling

Equinet's Factsheet and Compendium of Promising Practices highlight the necessity to end ethnic profiling by law enforcement in Europe and the essential role of equality bodies in combatting this ineffective practice and promoting fair policing.