Equality Bodies at Work

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.
July 22, 2019

Czech Republic: LGBT people suffer discrimination 3x more than general public

The results are out of the Czech Ombudswoman & Prague Pride Association's survey among lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans people in the Czech Republic.
July 18, 2019
Tamás Kádár speaking into a microphone

The legal standing of equality bodies

In this article for the European equality law review 2019/1, Equinet's Deputy Director Tamás Kádár analyses the legal standing of equality bodies with a particular focus on Belgium, Romania and Sweden. The article explores different forms of legal standing as well as the different ways in which equality bodies have used their standing to ensure effective enforcement of the EU non-discrimination directives
July 9, 2019

Declaration on the Role of Equality Bodies: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Equality and non-discrimination are deeply embedded in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
July 5, 2019
Poster for HLPF, 2 schoolgirls walk by in front of it

Equality Bodies & SDGs: Equinet at the UN High Level Political Forum 2019

Thanks to the support of the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Policy Officer Moana Genevey will be attending the HLPF throughout the week. She will be speaking at 2 events at the UN General Headquarters, and Equinet is a partner in two other events as well.
July 5, 2019

Good Practice Exchange on Standards for Equality Bodies – View from Hungary

2019-07-05 The sub-group of the High Level Group on Anti-Discrimination, Equality and Diversity met on 18-19 June 2019 in Stockholm. The meeting was chaired by the […]
July 4, 2019

Seminar: Tackling Ageism and Age Discrimination against Older People

Our capacity building seminar entitled "Tackling Age Discrimination against Older Persons: Building Bridges between Equality Bodies & Older Persons’ Organisations”, co-organized with AGE Platform Europe, took place in Berlin on 27-28 June.