May 31, 2023

Intersectionality: Just another tool to fight discrimination?

Introduction As a queer woman of color, my identity is linked to intersectionality and intersectional discrimination. I am proud to have different layers in my identity […]
December 7, 2022
Hands reaching for the stars

Towards a new gold standard for Equality Bodies – and equal societies?

Read Tamás Kádár's first reaction to the European Commission’s proposals for new Directives on standards for Equality Bodies
November 3, 2022

Dutch Childcare Allowance Scandal: The importance of investigation powers

What is the childcare allowance scandal? The kinderopvangtoeslag (childcare allowance) is a benefit provided by the Dutch state through a special department of the tax authority […]
August 5, 2022
Mariam Rechchad

Youth at the table: mainstreaming youth voices in policy-making

Mariam Rechchad shares her passion for Standards for Equality Bodies, and her experience at the European Commission's youth policy dialogue on “Equality Bodies that work for all us”.
June 7, 2022
Entertaining Equality: Why Not?

Entertaining Equality: Why Not?

Emotions for the general public I like series. No, wait. I love series. I love how they snuggled into our day-to-day lives silently through the years. […]
May 6, 2022
Lady Justice holding balance

… The one with the reasonable accommodation measures

The CJEU decided last February on the case HR Rail. This case focused on reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities and granted the Court yet another […]
April 29, 2022

Inclusion for the win: European Capitals of Inclusion & Diversity Award

What does it mean to live in Europe today?  While the answers are many and complex, our plurality and common experiences hint at a common purpose: […]
February 3, 2022

The European Year of Youth: How to rally champions for inclusion

By Equinet staff Is there light at the end of the tunnel? After campaigning for rails in 2021, the European Commission and Parliament designated 2022 as […]
January 17, 2022

The path to persuasion: “Be credible. Be clear. Be captivating”

On December 1-2, 2021, Equinet hosted a training to help communication experts from equality bodies countering hate speech on- as well as offline.  The training approached […]
June 20, 2022

Strategic Planning & Bridge Building: June 2022

June is always a busy month in the Equinet calendar, as well as a very decisive one on many levels. We are currently in the final […]
November 3, 2021

The power of community: Together for equality & human rights

Every day, National Equality Bodies (NEBs), National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) work tirelessly to help individuals achieve justice and get redress […]
October 9, 2020

Inclusion Europe

We should have a stronger equality law in the European Union where the voices of people with disabilities are heard.
October 9, 2020

European Youth Forum

Strong equality legislation at EU level should tackle age-based and multiple discrimination in all areas.
October 9, 2020

Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)

Strong equality legislation at EU level should include a strong focus on intersectionality.
October 9, 2020
Board of the European Disability Forum, October 2020: We need strong EU equality legislation because people are still facing discrimination based on their disability, age and sexual orientation, or multiple grounds, in various areas of life: from access to education to access to health and services. Until comprehensive legislation is in place there is no hope for an inclusive society. Persons with disabilities in the EU demand equality, now and we are committed to work with Equinet and all its partners for this.

European Disability Forum

Until comprehensive legislation is in place there is no hope for an inclusive society.
October 9, 2020
Pascual Martinez quote

COFACE Families Europe

Legislation providing adequate paid paternity, parental and care leaves for both women and men are key to securing women’s access to and progress in the labour market.