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 […]
February 26, 2024

The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights ensuring an equality-compliant use of AI

Artificial Intelligence is increasingly used in a variety of aspects of our everyday lives. Equinet and Equality Bodies are at the forefront of investigating the apparent […]
January 11, 2024

The Advocate of the Principle of Equality in Slovenia promoting equal access to healthcare

  Equality Bodies can ensure equal access to healthcare facilities and treatments, which guarantees that no one is excluded from enjoying their fundamental right to a […]
December 5, 2022

Equality Planning: Purpose, Potential and Experience. Case Studies from the work of Equality Bodies

Equinet’s latest publication Equality Planning: Purpose, Potential and Experience. Case Studies from the work of Equality Bodies draws from the experience and expertise of Equality Bodies in […]
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 […]
October 7, 2022

“Where is my place?” Life stories of victims of discrimination in the Republic of Moldova

“Where is my place?” is the central question of the concept for the video spot, presenting two life stories of a woman and a man, victims of […]
October 3, 2022

Equinet mourns the loss of Austrian Disability Ombud, Hansjörg Hofer

“Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something very well”, that was the motto of the Austrian Disability Ombud, Hansjörg Hofer, who sadly passed away […]
September 9, 2022

Spain approves new innovative equality laws

The current Spanish Government has promoted the adoption of a number of equality and non-discrimination laws. The latest two, approved this summer are the New Spanish […]
April 5, 2022
Flag of Flanders

Equinet Advice on the Flanders Human Rights Institute

In 2019, the Government of Flanders announced their withdrawal from the Belgian interfederal agreement establishing the current mandate of Unia (Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities). Instead, […]
December 16, 2021

Joint statement in support of the Public Defender (Ombudsman) of Georgia

Equinet, the European Network of National Human Rights Institutes (ENNHRI), the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), and the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) have […]